PowerMyLearning is an education nonprofit that partners with underserved schools in the Greater Atlanta Region to support 21st century learning so that every student succeeds. Our partnerships with Title I elementary and middle schools enhance home and classroom learning environments by:
- Providing students and families with a free personal laptop home learning system, complete with Microsoft Office and learning software as well as digital training at no cost.
- Educating families on how they can use these tools to help their children learn.
- Coaching teachers on how our technology can help them serve every student wherever they are in their learning.
Since 2007, we have served 27 schools and 21,800 students and families.
School PartnershipsIn the Greater Atlanta Region, PowerMyLearning offers a range of comprehensive and targeted programs designed to meet schools’ unique needs. Programs are focused on increasing family involvement, supporting educators with personalized learning, and addressing the challenges of STEM integration.
We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming involved in PowerMyLearning’s work. There are lots of ways to participate:
- Donate financially to help us extend our impact.
- Donate technology to help the families we serve.
- Volunteer at Family Learning Workshops in our regions.
No matter how you choose to get involved with PowerMyLearning, please know that your support will be greatly appreciated and will make a real impact on educational outcomes across the country. Thank you.
We are doing this because we know that when parents are involved in their student’s education, their kids are going to do better in school. Not only in middle school, but later in high school, and they’ll have a greater ability to go on to college and further.Patty Heitmuller
Our Local Work
PowerMyLearning in the Greater Atlanta Region improves educational equity in underserved schools by leveraging technology and STEM learning. Our comprehensive educator support and family engagement services transform traditional classrooms into 21st century learning environments that enable student-centered learning, personalized instruction, and student-driven learning, while also increasing home technology access and parental involvement in their children’s learning.
PowerMyLearning partner schools have outperformed comparison schools in math proficiency by 7 percentage points each year.
Step inside our partner school:
Our Partner Schools:
- Agape Center
- Benteen Elementary
- Brown Middle School
- Coan Middle School
- Connally Elementary School
- DuBois Integrity Academy
- Dunbar Elementary School
- Dunleith Elementary School
- King Middle School
- KIPP South Fulton
- KIPP Strive
- KIPP Vision
- KIPP WAYS
- Long Middle School
- McNair Middle School
- N. Clayton Middle School
- Parks Middle School
- Price Middle School
- Radloff Middle School
- Renaissance Middle School
- Sandtown Middle School
- Sweetwater Middle School
- Sylvan Middle School
- Tuskegee Global Airman Academy
- Whitefoord Elementary
- YMCA Youth Development Center
- Young Middle School
News & Events
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Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber
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Chief Information Officer at Fulton County Government
Our staff is comprised of experienced leaders in business, education, philanthropy, and more. We are as diverse as the students we are honored to serve.
Kwame Johnson | Executive Director
Kwame Johnson is the Executive Director of PowerMyLearning’s Greater Atlanta Region. Kwame oversees operations, development activities, and PowerMyLearning’s programs and services in Atlanta, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Kwame was the Director of Corporate Relations for the national nonprofit Communities In Schools, which is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization and fifth largest youth-serving organization. Kwame also served as the Director of Donor Advised Services for the Charities Aid Foundation of America and as the National Director of Programs for the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. Kwame has been an active member of the non-profit sector for many years and currently serves as the Board Chair for Center for Community Alternatives. Kwame holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Richard Hicks | Director, Technology and Operations
Richard Hicks is PowerMyLearning’s Director, Technology & Operations and is responsible for soliciting and acquiring computer equipment at the national level, setting up refurbishing operations in expansion cities, ensuring the quality of PowerMyLearning’s technical operations in all the cities in which we operate, and directing the technical aspects of developing a new image for PowerMyLearning’s Home Learning Center each year. Previously, Richard was a Director of Information Technology at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia where he was responsible for many initiatives to bring the campuses to the forefront of technological advancement, including providing insight for the technology design of Georgia Military College’s new and existing facilities. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville and an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.
Oneisha Freeman | Manager, Marketing and Communications
Oneisha has over a decade of experience in family engagement, youth programming, multimedia design, and photography. Through her work, she combines her passion for educational technology with a calling to serve under-resourced communities. Oneisha holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Colorado State University-Global. Prior to joining the PowerMyLearning team, she served as the Computer Clubhouse Coordinator at Whitefoord, Inc. where she worked with at-risk youth to help them utilize digital media technology to better their community, connect with their education, and empower them for their futures. Oneisha has facilitated training sessions, workshops, and events locally, nationally, and internationally for both adults and youth. Additionally, she is an Adobe Youth Voices Lead Educator as well as an Adobe Certified Associate.
Lisa Brodie | Program Manager, Family Engagement
Lisa leads PowerMyLearning’s Family Engagement Services in Greater Atlanta Region and works closely with the Family Engagement cross-regional team. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Lisa taught elementary school in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia and worked with youth and families in a group home setting. In addition to teaching in the schools, Lisa has helped spearhead several tutorial programs and chartered a club-based after school program. Lisa is a Teach for America Alumna, and is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Lisa holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University, an M.A. in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. Lisa believes strongly in the power of a successful education being forged by the combined effort of the community, school, and family.
LeAnn Laury | Director of Programs
Eddie Matano | Technology Manager
Through the support and generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals, PowerMyLearning is making a real difference in harnessing the power of digital learning to improve student achievement in the greater Atlanta region. We are proud to recognize the following institutional funders whose generosity further our work to support teachers, students, and families in high-poverty school communities.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
- Cisco Systems
- GE Digital
- Georgia-Pacific Foundation
- John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
- Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation
- Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
- SAP America, Inc.
- Solstice Foundation
- The Wells Fargo Foundation
- U.S. Micro Corporation
- Zeist Foundation, Inc.
Give Your Computer a Meaningful Second Life!
At PowerMyLearning, we believe all children can succeed when they have the support of their family and teachers and access to the proper tools. In today’s world, it is essential that children have access to a computer at home in order to write papers, discover the rich resources of the Internet, and prepare themselves for the jobs of tomorrow.
Unfortunately, two out of three families in Atlanta’s high-poverty communities do not have a home computer. We will wipe your donated computer or hardware of personal data and convert it into a Home Learning Center loaded with Microsoft Office and educational software. Working with local schools, we provide families with these Home Learning Centers and hands-on workshops so parents and guardians can be effective learning partners with their children.
Donate Your Computer Today!All donated systems go through a refurbishing process and we wipe all data from your system. You can be confident knowing that your computer has been professionally refurbished by a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher.
You can help students and families in underserved communities harness the power of digital learning by volunteering with PowerMyLearning in the greater Atlanta region. Opportunities include volunteering at a Family Learning Workshops or helping in our computer refurbishing operations in our warehouse.
We make it easy for groups and individuals to give back to the Atlanta community, learn new skills, and get to know other engaged citizens in our region. Consider making PowerMyLearning a part of your organization’s volunteer plans.
The best part of the day was helping parents work with their children to learn the programs… I had a great time!Volunteer
Greater Atlanta Region
1660 Chattahoochee Avenue, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318
David Stokes, 404-390-1024 DStokes@PowerMyLearning.org
LeAnn Laury, 404-390-1022 LLaury@powermylearning.org
Richard Hicks, 404-367-9990 Ext 102 RHicks@powermylearning.org