The new Center will increase Agape’s capacity to impact more children in thoughtfully designed space and is committed to growing its intensive program to 500 children over the next 10-15 years.


The reality is that a child cannot succeed academically when the challenges of home overwhelm his or her school life. While from loving families, many of the Bolton Road parents are simply unable to provide the means for a future beyond their own.

Children who otherwise may have been left behind have graduated from high school. Agape’s new home allows many more children and families to articulate their dreams and apply the appropriate resources to achieve their potential.

With your investment, Agape will continue to empower children in our new community center—a vibrant, well–loved building that rises to the highest and best purpose for the community.

What does ‘Agape’ mean? In Greek, it means ‘selfless love.’ The power of love is what Agape has always been about. Eighteen years ago, the tiny but mighty dream of Agape took root and began to grow on Bolton Road. Now, a new dream emerges, energized by the hope of serving more children, families, and seniors in ever more positive, transformative ways. Share the love. Isn’t that what life’s all about?


Our new 35,000 square–foot building provides important program enhancements

  • An Environment Conducive to Learning
  • Library and lounge space for quiet one-on-one tutoring
  • Access to 50 computers in a state-of-the art computer lab
  • On-site storage for educational materials
  • Multi-purpose classrooms for tutoring and studying
  • 1,800-square-foot multi-purpose dining room also available for community seniors, arts and crafts, games and enrichment
  • An Environment Connecting Community
  • Community and family living room
  • 5,000-square-foot gymnasium
  • Improved food delivery in a 800-square-foot kitchen and servery
  • Offices and open work stations for 30 staff
  • Outdoor patio and 48 parking spaces
  • Space for neighborhood meetings
  • Space for community physical fitness programming for seniors, moms and children

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Twenty two years ago, Agape began as a weekly after–school program with 25 elementary, middle and high school children. The program expanded to three times a week in 2003 and five times a week in 2004, at three locations—during the school day and after–school; and now serves over 200 children, five days a week, at our new location on Marietta Boulevard. On average, students participate in Agape’s program for eight and half years. The length of engagement is growing as Agape now recruits children as young as Kindergarten. By design, Agape also recruits siblings, knowing that influencing the entire family maximizes the program’s impact. Agape has steadily grown, thanks in large part, to the overwhelming commitment of volunteers who bring this program to life each day. The lasting effect of Agape is the positive, long-term relationship with an adult—one who can expose that boy or girl to opportunities beyond Bolton Road and make a difference in how he or she views their place in the world.


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Agape Capital Campaign GOAL ACHIEVED!





Brandon Van Orden
Agape Board Chair
Cousins Properties
Mike Hobbs
Immediate Past Board Chair
Troutman Sanders
Nicole Allen
Community Volunteer
Paula Andrews
Nonami LLC
Dr. Peter Barratt
Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rachel Byrd
N3 Results, Inc.
Julio Carrillo
Families First

Susan Cimbalo
Community Volunteer
Kathryn Cook
Community Resident
Caroline Crawford
Community Volunteer
Alex Diaz
Diaz Foods
Tony Gonzalez
Uma Haynes
Laurie Hood
Clara Jefferson
Community Resident
Vickie Kirbo
Community Volunteer

Fontaine Lee
Cumberland Trust
Bentley Long
Premier Logic, LLC
Gay Love
(Honorary) Printpack
Felicia Moore
President, Atlanta City Council
Elizabeth Pearce
The Lovett School
Lucille Perry
Community Resident
Tom Puricelli
Houlihan Lokey

Holly Sims
Brand Bank
Betsy Swetenburg
Trinity Presbyterian Church Liaison
Karen Taylor
Community Volunteer
Jeffrey Tompkins
Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP
Chip Watson
Avison Young
Nell Benn
Agape Chief Executive Officer


Joanna Adams
Community Leader
Lisa Bankoff
Community Volunteer
JoEllyn Bass
Community Volunteer
Molly Battin
Turner Broadcasting
Berney Bridges
Community Volunteer
Jack Calhoun
Capital Directions LLC
Lesley Carroll
Emory Law School
Cindy Corona
Collins Memorial UMC

Andrew Crews
West Paces Advisors
Elizabeth Fairman
Peter Faser
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
John Ferguson
CB Richard Ellis
Marie Foster
Zeist Foundation
Ashley Harris Groome
McGuire Woods Consulting
Jane Hardesty
Harland Foundation
Bonnie Harris
Community Volunteer

Raphael Holloway
The Gateway Center
Elizabeth Klump
Community Volunteer
Jeff Laue
N3 Results, Inc.
Garry Long
Mayson Avenue Cooperative
Bill Montgomery
Chamberlain Law Firm
Melissa Moseley
Public Relations Consultant
Laura O’Neill
Community Volunteer
Stella Ringer
The Coca-Cola Company

Shayla Rumely
Community Volunteer
Jack Sawyer
Wilmington Trust
Eileen Scherberger
Zeist Company
Forrest Speed
Colliers International
Jim Stokes
Alston & Bird (Retired)
Lauri Strauss
Atlanta Press Club
Sarah Williams
Special Events Consultant


Lesley Carroll
Campaign Co-Chair, Emory
Bonnie Harris
Campaign Co-Chair

Lisa Herron Bankoff
Board Chair
Ashley Carson
Atlantic Capital
Jack Sawyer
Wilmington Trust

Cindy Ferguson
Community Volunteer
Marie Foster
Past Board Chair

John Oglesby
West Paces Advisors
Elizabeth Richards
Community Volunteer
Allen Moseley
Past Board Chair

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