We want to be aware of and recognize all of the great contributions our members are doing in Atlanta and share that with all of you. 

This month we would like to recognize Jasmine Spivey

Jasmine is an Instructional Designer from Tallahassee, FL. 

When asked why she joined JCI Atlanta she said she "joined because I wanted to meet people who were just as interested in professional development and volunteerism as I am". Her favorite JCI events are the monthly networking events. 




AuthorJordan Suresky

Stay tuned for the BIG NUMBER! And find out how much we raised for Camp Dream.

We're still tallying up the results and will post our fundraising amount, photos, and more!

We'd like to thank all of our members and guests who attended our annual fundraiser, Cocktails for Camp on Thursday, August 13th at Park Bench.

Congratulations to all of our raffle prize winners and thanks to our raffle sponsors. Here is a listing of companies and organizations that participated in our 2015 Cocktails for Camp to make all of this possible!




AuthorSonja Williams

One of the great perks of being a JCI Member! Leadercast Live has extended a special discount to JCI Atlanta.

Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, live from the Gwinnett Arena on May 8 and broadcast to hundreds of simulcast locations around the world.  This year's event includes an incredible line-up of speakers including Peyton Manning, Seth Godin, Rudy Giuliani, Ed Catmull, Malala Yousafzai, Rorke Denver- and is hosted by Bill and Giuliana Rancic!  The full speaker line-up can be found hereRegistration begins at 8am and the program will conclude at 4:30pm (lunch is provided).  Full event details can be found here

To purchase tickets, click here.  You can use the promo code JCI to receive a 20% discount on General Admission tickets!

AuthorSonja Williams

JCI Atlanta has been a long time supporter of Camp Dream. And we're proud to announce Camp Dream's upcoming event and partnership with the COLOR DASH. on March 21.

The COLOR DASH is coming to Atlanta with a hurricane of color that will turn you into a tie-dyed movement of bliss - all to help raise awareness of Down syndrome and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

Join the Camp Dream Team in support of Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta (DSAA) for this exciting event.  We will be offering children's activities before the DSAA Color Dash, beginning at 7am.  Activities will include a coloring station, play dough station and spin art.  We will also be passing out information for upcoming camping sessions.  To volunteer with Camp Dream contact us at info@campdreamga.org.

When: Saturday, Match 21st, 2015 from 7:00AM  12:00PM

Where: BlackBurn Park

Doors "open" at 7:00 am , race kicks off at 9am
Cost: $40 per runner, all proceeds benefit DSAA 
Volunteers with DSAA: Free, we need you!  Email info@dsaatl.org

Join the fun, register today here!  

For more information about this event please visit DSAA.


AuthorSonja Williams

In 2014, we had a great line up of speakers. And now it's our turn to pay it forward to one of our past guests: Chef Alex.

Chef Alex Reethof is the co-founder of the Gathering Restaurant. He has been in the culinary/hospitality industry for over thirty years and performed management opportunities as well as hosted his own cooking show “Back to the Table.”

Chef Alex has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Gathering Restaurant-- an Atlanta-based non-profit business providing a “re-generation” opportunity: A second chance for those who seek it. By partnering with Atlanta Missions, a local faith-based homeless shelter, the Gathering Restaurant will employ individuals that have successfully completed transitional programs for drug and alcohol dependencies as well as prison-release programs.

Did you know that homeless statistics in Georgia reflect over 20,000 homeless on a given night? Over thirty five percent (35%) of these are in the metropolitan Atlanta and our goal is to provide vocational opportunities to those that seek it.

The foundation of the Gathering Restaurant is to refill the hope of these unemployed men and women, which will ultimately carry them into being able to find jobs in the hospitality industry. In order to get to the point of job-seeking, these workers will be thoroughly trained in all aspects of the restaurant business with an in-depth emphasis on culinary skills and food-handling. This process will ensure exemplary dishes on the community’s tables, and once the individuals have completed these programs, The Gathering Restaurant will be the key into a restaurant’s door which will begin an entirely new adventure for them; leaving behind the addictions and troubles that kept them from ever moving forward into the workforce.

Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign here: Gathering Restaurant: For Those Seeking a Second Chance


AuthorTunc Kip