The Board of the German Cultural Foundation, Inc. (GACF) has approved a seed grant request by the Metro German Group in support of a three-year initiative in South Atlanta, initially at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) entitled “German for South Atlanta”.
An anticipated annual amount of US$35,000.– supports community outreach work that will be assessed in semi-annual intervals. Measurable outcomes will include increased student enrollment in the German language classes; increase in events such as lectures, cross-cultural activities, and work/study-abroad opportunities; and tangible benefits to the GAC Foundation and its members with regard to marketing and exposure to the Atlanta public. Ms. Aleksandra Starcevic (M.A. GSU, 2011) was hired as coordinator of the GAC-Initiative.
The Metro German Group (MGG) of Atlanta, GA formally constituted itself as a consortium of highly motivated German professors representing college-level German programs at eleven institutions in the Greater Atlanta area. MGG’s mission is, among others, to coordinate, promote, and support German programs and to connect with the public at large.