Message from the Community Outreach Chair

Carter G. Woodson, widely regarded as the "father" of black history, once said, β€œthe large majority of Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.” AASU refuses to allow those words to hold true for us here at the Institute. In our continual and ever-evolving effort to service black people on this campus and around Atlanta, we as community leaders are stepping up to renew our focus on service and civic engagement.

We have put together a set of community outreach missions and initiatives that will address a broad spectrum of issues in our community. Outreach and service events will be part of our slate of expected programs. We have 4 new missions for the semester: Environmental Justice, Homelessness in Atlanta, Local Youth Outreach, and the Black Health and Financial Education. Click on the pictures below to get more information on each, and email me at if you have any questions or would like to sign up for my committee.

Thank you so much! I, along with the rest of the AASU executive board, am looking forward to working, learning, and growing with you!

-Maya C.

AASU Loves the Community!!

On September 10th, AASU invited members of the BSO out for some community service as the last event of BSO Week. We worked with an organization called D2D at Indigo Learning Farms and helped to clean up an in-community garden that provides vital food for the community. We had a great time working together and getting to interact with some of the members of the community who were grateful for our work! Check out some of the pictures below!