Tucked away just east of Midtown is Virginia Highland, a meandering collection of restaurants, shops, and quaint residential streets that many of our corps members call home. A historic neighborhood originally established as an early 20th century "streetcar suburb," the area gets its name from the two avenues that intersect at its core. Popular for dining, shopping, and socializing, Virginia Highland also boasts several parks, including the recently expanded Piedmont Park. Corps members find that while the Highlands really light up on the weekends, it's also a great spot for a midweek break in the form of team trivia or a sharing a drink at one of the many local cafes and bars.
From its earliest days as a tiny railroad junction called Terminus, Atlanta's soundtrack has been the music of motion. Once wilderness, Atlanta grew into a major railroad center and soon found itself a prime military target in the Civil War. The birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a locus of Civil Rights activism, Atlanta is the proud home of the renowned historically black colleges Spelman and Morehouse. Over the years, new ideas and new people have made Atlanta the social, cultural, and economic hub of the South.
Modern-day Atlanta is composed of many parts: downtown, with its soaring skyscrapers and big-city pace; midtown, the emerging business, residential, and entertainment center of the city; East Atlanta, with its artistic vibe and strong community feel; and countless neighborhoods in between, all with distinctive personalities. Metro Atlanta corps members living in many of these neighborhoods enjoy the sense of community and the local southern hospitality.
Our corps members teach in traditional public schools, charter public schools, and community-based organizations in areas across the city and several nearby counties. Many teach in schools with at least one other corps member or alumnus, which creates a strong, collaborative network of support.
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