Overview

PowerMyLearning in Greater Atlanta is an education nonprofit that partners with underserved schools 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 Partnerships

In Greater Atlanta, 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.

Get Involved

We greatly appreciate your interest in becoming involved in PowerMyLearning’s work. There are lots of ways to participate:

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

Principal, Louise Radloff Middle School

Our Local Work

PowerMyLearning in Greater Atlanta 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:

Professional Development

Our professional development services are designed to help educators deepen instructional practices through intensive, individualized consulting, dynamic workshops, and sessions focused on building capacity through collaboration.

Instructional Consulting

  • 1:1 Instructional Consulting
  • Small Group Instructional Consulting

Educator Workshops

  • Launching Blended Environments
  • Blended Personalized Instruction
  • Strengthening Family Engagement
  • Enhancing Your Classroom with PowerMyLearning® Connect

Educator Collaborative Learning Sessions

 

PowerMyLearning Connect Platform Support

Family Engagement

Through our direct work with families, including workshops and family events, we help schools engage parents in their children’s education and extend learning beyond the classroom walls.

Family Workshops or Customized Events

  • Supporting Student Learning at Home
  • The Internet as a Learning Tool
  • Supporting Common Core Readiness at Home
  • Planning for the Future

Family Workshops with Home Learning Centers and Help Desk Support

Powering STEM and 21st Century Skills

All of our programs can be tailored to meet your school’s needs through:

  • Support in launching project-based learning initiatives
  • Job-embedded training on STEM instructional practice
  • STEM-focused family trainings
  • After-school courses to introduce students and families to STEM subjects and 21stcentury skills

PowerMyLearning brings a reality to the technology. It is a touch relationship that crosses between students, teachers, and parents.

Craig Cason

Executive Director, Du Bois Integrity Academy in Atlanta

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

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News & Events

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Local Board

Patrick Hiller, Chair

Co-founder and CEO, Cumberland Group

Will Alexander

Vice President of Information Systems, Merchandise Supply Chain, and Procurement/Energy Management, RaceTrac

Jeanne Artime

CEO, SHRM-Atlanta

Pierre Beuret

Business Development Manager, Kroll Ontrack

Lee Crump

CIO, Rollins, Inc

Ruth Davis

Software Digital Sales Executive, IBM

Jay Ferro

Chief Customer Officer, Rackspace

Roger Fugett

Former CIO, CareerBuilder

Gary Jensen

Director of IT & PMO, Gas South

Sean Kramer

Chief Information Officer, SiteOne Landscape Supply

Renee Pearson

President, ATP

Hania Poole

VP, Turner Broadcasting

Sonia Rodriguez

Business Analyst, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Martin Schmidler

VP of IT, UniPro Foodservice

Grant Shih

VP, Technology Services, Carter’s | OshKosh B’gosh

Fabiola Charles Stokes

Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber

John Trainor

CIO, Aaron’s Inc.

Keith Weller

VP of Infrastructure & Operations, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Sallie Wright

Chief Information Officer at Fulton County Government

Leadership

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.

Richard Hicks | Executive Director

Richard 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 | Senior Program Manager, Family Engagement

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 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.

Eddie Matano | Technology Manager

Eddie manages the imaging and refurbishing operations in the Greater Atlanta area. He is also responsible for the setup of workshops at our partner schools and manages the volunteer days at our warehouse. Eddie holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Mississippi University for Women. He started his career as a Technical Specialist for BTM Solutions where he was responsible for supporting different types of accounting software and for managing, maintaining, and resolving issues related to the local area network, business computers, active directory, business servers, and server backups. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Eddie was an implementation specialist for SAP Business One where he managed the implementation process from the sales stage to go-live. Since graduating from college, Eddie extended his passion for technology by becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional and obtaining several certifications including Network+ and A+.

Jamahr McDaniel | Director of Programs

Jamahr cultivates new school partnerships and works closely with school leadership to tailor services to meet their goals. He comes to us with knowledge and experience in education, coaching, leadership, and project management. Most recently he was at Catapult Learning, where he worked as a Professional Development Supervisor developing and overseeing training needs in many schools. He has also worked at Amplify Education as a Project Manager, where he managed professional development across several school districts. Through experience as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and assistant principal, he exhibits his passion for effective change in education. Jamahr earned his MA in Educational Supervision & Administration from University of Phoenix, and his BS in Educational Studies from Bethune-Cookman University.

Supporters

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
  • ATP
  • AT&T
  • CareerBuilder
  • Cisco Systems
  • Coca-Cola
  • GE Digital
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • Google
  • John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
  • Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation
  • Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
  • Sage
  • SunTrust
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • Solstice Foundation
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • U.S. Micro Corporation
  • Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Volunteer Opportunities

You can help students and families in underserved communities harness the power of digital learning by volunteering with PowerMyLearning in Greater Atlanta. 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.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PowerMyLearning in Greater Atlanta.

The best part of the day was helping parents work with their children to learn the programs… I had a great time!

Volunteer

Contact Us

PowerMyLearning
Greater Atlanta
1550 Southland Cir NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30318
T: 404-367-9990

Volunteer Opportunities

Carmen Saladin, 404-367-9990 ext. 506 csaladin@PowerMyLearning.org

School Partnerships

Jamahr McDaniel, 404-367-9990 ext. 507 JMcDaniel@PowerMyLearning.org

Technology Donations

Eddie Matano, 404-367-9990 ext. 508 techdonations@PowerMyLearning.org

Press and Media Inquiries

Oneisha Freeman, 404-367-9990 ext. 504 OFreeman@PowerMyLearning.org

Help Desk Support of Home Learning Centers

1-800-655-0098

Interested in becoming a partner school?