Welcome to CARE Atlanta!
Meet our Chapter Coordinators
Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern District of Georgia
Law Clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Wendy L. Hagenau United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
In metro Atlanta, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Judges of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia have partnered to provide financial literacy and credit education to high school students through CARE for more than fifteen years. Attorney volunteers typically pair up with a judge to give hour-long presentations to high school juniors and seniors to help them understand the basics of credit and how to intelligently manage their credit cards and credit card debt. At last count, CARE Atlanta had 50 volunteers (though not all are active). We have worked with schools all over the Atlanta metro area including schools in Atlanta and Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb Counties.
CARE Atlanta has 50 volunteers from across the bankruptcy and restructuring field including judges, attorneys, financial professionals. We have worked with schools all over the Atlanta metro area including schools in Atlanta and Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb Counties. We offer workshops covering personal finance topics including budgeting and saving, credit and debt, and student loans. Our workshops are presented at the request of teachers who would like to enhance their curriculum by inviting guest presenters into their classroom. CARE is designed to benefit a wide arrange of students and we are happy to work with you to provide a program that is tailored to the needs of your students and curriculum.
- As one educator at a Title I school we visited wrote, “Your services are desperately needed. The more we all know about finances and credit, hopefully, the better we do. Thank you for the impact you are having on young people. This is such an excellent program for high school students.” This statement, directly from a teacher with whom we work, sums up the impact our program has had on students in our area. Another reported: “One of my seniors just informed me that she is now deciding to go to college because of the information she received” from the presentation.
Interested in having a CARE presenter visit your school or speak with your youth group?
Learn more about volunteering with CARE Atlanta
Are you interested in volunteering with our chapter and want to know more about what is involved? Each month, CARE National hosts two volunteer information sessions for individuals who are interested in learning more about CARE’s mission.
If you are interested in signing up, FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will be sent the Zoom registration links after filling out the form.
After you attend one of CARE’s volunteer information sessions, you will be connected with our chapter coordinators who can give you more information about how to get involved with the CARE Atlanta chapter.
If you have any questions, click here to contact our chapter.