ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from Georgia Power on Tuesday joined the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Atlanta Police Department and Mayor Kasim Reed to celebrate the opening of Atlanta's new At-Promise Youth Center on Atlanta's Westside. The Georgia Power Foundation donated $500,000 toward the construction of the new facility as part its commitment to improving the communities in which it operates, as well as enhancing education in Georgia.
The new state-of-the-art learning and community facility on English Avenue offers specialized services, group activities and a gathering place for area youth and residents. Georgia Power's room within the center is designated as an arts and sciences space and features drawing tables, room to do science related projects and project craft tables. In the coming years, Georgia Power plans to use the space to host energy efficiency demonstrations, electrical safety presentations and career talks for youth at the center.
"In a little over six months, this site has been transformed from unused space into a vibrant center for learning and opportunity," said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. "Every day, through company sponsored programs such as Learning Power and strong partnerships with local leaders and organizations, we're committed to empowering students with the tools they need to succeed and making Georgia an even better place to live and work."
While Georgia Power's room focuses on arts and sciences, it has not yet been named. The company is inviting the public to visit its Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower to see images of the space and vote on four potential names for the room: Innovation Station, Power Station, Learning Station and S.T.E.A.M. Lab. The winning name will be announced on August 11.
The Georgia Power Foundation
The Georgia Power Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that are enriching communities across the state and is part of Georgia Power's corporate and community relations strategy focusing on Improving Education, Environmental Stewardship, Arts & Culture, and Health & Human Services.
About Georgia Power
Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).
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