Major Initiatives

Emory + Community

We’re pleased to share a few examples of some of Emory’s major initiatives with community partners.

Community Building and Social Change Fellows

For Mikail Albritton, it comes down to three words: “visible, tangible and lasting.” He is describing the impact he wanted to have serving Atlanta’s Edgewood community as an Emory Community Building and Social Change (CBSC) fellow.

Learn about the CBSC Fellows
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Reducing the Distance from Farm to Table

Emory is working with the Conservation Fund to assist “landless farmers” who lease farmland within a 100-mile radius of the university by committing to purchase in advance the farmers’ sustainably raised food, helping to meet Emory’s own sustainability goals for its dining halls and food services operations.

Learn about the partnership
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Emory Mobilizes COVID-19 Vaccinations

Between December 2020 and July 2021, Emory administered nearly 180,000 vaccinations. Not satisfied with the lagging vaccination rates in Georiga, Emory physicians and staff teamed with public officials to bring vaccination events into community spaces.

Read One Woman’s Story
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Emory’s Open Door for Latinx Youth

Emory has hosted the Latino Youth Leadership Conference six times on campus and sent numerous volunteers to the event over the last 20 years, partnering with the Latin American Association, which sponsors the event. The goal is to encourage Latinx students to think about pursuing postsecondary education and training.

More about the Conference
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Emory’s Pipeline Collaborative

Also known as EPiC, this federally funded program at Emory open to students in Atlanta Public Schools prepares underrepresented high school students for college success and potential entry into the health care field by increasing students’ academic achievement, college readiness, social support, and health career awareness.

Read more about EPic
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Founded in 2013, the StartMicro Enterprise Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is a free, intensive, 14-session business-training program for promising small businesses that provides entrepreneurs the tools and connections necessary to build and grow successful businesses.

Read about Start:ME
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