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Evangeline Booth College
1032 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Approximately 100 students attend this private seminary. Through a two-year program, it trains theMore next generation of ministers for the Salvation Army. Named after Evangeline Cory Booth, the fourth general of the Salvation Army and the founders' seventh child, the college is one of four Army colleges in the United States.

With separate on-campus living arrangements for single men, single women and families, Evengeline Booth College serves the 15 southern states and the District of Columbia. With a core curriculum that includes Bible studies, social work, business management and physical education courses, the college addresses the spiritual, financial and physical well-being of its future officers.

Also, housed on the campus is the School For Continuing Education, which provides officers with additional training in areas such as leadership, counseling and Bible teaching to help them stay abreast of any changes in the ministry. For newly commissioned officers, the school offers a five-year program; for local and auxiliary officers, it provides periodic seminars.

Still, perhaps one of the most interesting features on the campus is the Pilgrimage to Discovery, the Salvation Army Museum of the South. With a theater for viewers to see a short film on the Army and its early work in London, the museum also chronicles the time line of the first officers.

Aramark
1032 Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Aramark is a versatile global provider of hospitality services that range from providing uniformsMore and cleaning establishments to managing facilities and cooking for its clients.

The company, housed on the same grounds as the Salvation Army's Evangeline Booth College on Metropolitan Parkway, is contracted by the Army to serve lunch and dinner to the faculty, staff and students studying to be ministers at this private seminary.

Aramark serves 12 different industries, including about 600 colleges and institutions across North America. The company provides residential dining and retail operations such as convenience stores, coffee kiosks, late-night eateries and branded restaurants.

 

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
1191 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

For years, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta has been known to create anMore environment that helps nurture and guide boys and girls through adolescence into adulthood. The nonprofit organization, which is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America, does more than help shape and develop the minds of children and teens, ages 6-18. These professional staffers also help promote the physical, social and character development of  about 2,000 children and youths annually. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club on Donnelly Avenue, one of five units in the metro Atlanta area, provides buses to pick up children from school and bring them into the center, where they are there are a variety of activities.

 

The organization calls these activities cultural enrichment programs. They include photography, music instruction, homework aid and reading and computer instructions. There are also outside activities that include sports and field trips.

 

For many of these children, these programs help give them confidence and courage -- the discipline to become leaders.

Community Church of God
838 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Real Church for Real People. That's how Community Church of God in southwest Atlanta describes itself. With aMore commitment to community outreach, the church began a meal program in 1983 and provides a food pantry to the community. Overseas outreach includes Kenya, Nigeria and St. Kitts.

Community Church of God purchased the former Salvation Army Thrift Store adjacent to the property and renamed the building Volunteers in Community and Related Services (VICARS). VICARS serves as the site for weekly forums for the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (CBC).

Rev. Michael A. Smith is senior pastor of the church, which is located at 850 Cascade Road.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
967 Dewey St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on Dewey Street was created at the bequest of Joan Kroc, widow ofMore McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The 53,500-square-foot facility features a variety of educational and recreational programs that are partially funded by the community. The center offers annual and monthly memberships and is open six days a week for fitness, recreation and performing and visual arts classes. Members can enjoy a complete fitness center, a computer lab, a game room, a snack bar and coffee shop, a walking and jogging track and a basketball gym. The center also hosts specialty day camps and workshops and rents out spaces for special events such as birthday parties.
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