CGA in the News
Teaching the Arts in a State Prison Classroom
Dr. Lauren Neefe reflects on her experiences teaching art and art history to 28 incarcerated students at Common Good Atlanta’s program at Metro Reentry Facility.
City Cafe, Best of 2012:
Writing and Listening Behind Bars
"Prison reform has been big news across Georgia in the last year... As we look back at favorite stories from 2012, we return to one from WABE’s Kate Sweeney—about a series of creative writing and literature courses that have been taking place for some three years at one medium-security prison in Buford, Georgia."
Metaphors, Politics, and Common Good: Documentary
State Senator Nan Orrock and Quang, who was recently released after serving 17 years in prison, share the story of their chance meeting at an Atlanta tire store late one evening in fall 2014. Their conversation took a surprising turn when Quang mentioned the use of metaphors and his reading of Milton's "Paradise Lost."
2011 GSU Carl V. Patton
Presidential Awards for
Community Service & Social
The recipient of the Outstanding Community Impact Award by a Student went to Sarah Higinbotham.