At Georgia Tech, community outreach has always been part of our mission. Georgia Tech's motto is "Progress and Service," so we have built upon the service concept by increased volunteerism of students, faculty, and staff along with an enhanced focus on service learning classes that provide meaningful and sustained projects in local communities.
We're working with our neighbors to improve the lives of all Atlantans, beginning with the city's youngest residents. In 2008-2009, more than 750 Tech students actively volunteered in 27 Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and the local community to provide tutoring, mentoring, and technology support. This includes 40 members of the African American Student Union who provided tutoring services for SAT preparation, a crucial step in the future success of APS students.
Our graduates go on to become some of the city's most committed, visionary leaders, and our advanced research and leading-edge technology help make Atlanta a high-tech anchor for the Southeast. This translates into a stronger economy and enhances the city's national reputation as a great place to do business.
Georgia Tech's involvement does not end at the Atlanta city limits. In communities across the state, the Enterprise Innovation Institute provides assistance to businesses and helps create jobs. Georgia Tech also has an impact nationally and globally. Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson was selected by former President George W. Bush to serve on the National Science Board through 2014. Our international presence includes the Georgia Tech Lorraine campus in Metz, France; a research facility in Athlone, Ireland; and an expanding presence in Singapore; and joint degree programs in Shanghai and Beiging, China.
In our home city and in many other places, Georgia Tech is using its resources to shape a better world.
Director, Community Relations
Contact Richard Millman
Vice President & Executive Director
Enterprise Innovation Institute
Contact Stephen Fleming
Assistant Director, Student Involvement for Community Services
Contact Jillian Pyatte