Our students provide more than 35,000 hours of unpaid service annually to the Atlanta community and beyond.
Two Atlanta institutions are addressing a critical nursing shortage at Atlanta’s largest hospital and addressing health care in the surrounding region. Georgia State University and Grady Health System have entered a partnership that provides for the education of new nurses, adjunct faculty positions for experienced Grady nurses and the construction of a new simulation center.
Started by Dr. Susan Kelley, Project Health Grandparents (PHG) strives to enhance the quality of life for families headed by grandparents raising their grandchildren. Improving grandparents’ parenting abilities advances positive outcomes for their grandchildren. PHG provides monthly visits from nursing and social workers for greater physical, emotional and economic support to grandparents. Grandparents in the program attend support groups and parenting classes where they have a chance to talk to others experiencing similar challenges. PHG research is shared nationally and internationally, and the program has been replicated in universities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina. Since 1995, PHG has affected the lives of more than 3,000 children and grandparents in DeKalb and Fulton counties.
To be engaged in a global community is becoming a priority of the Lewis College. The college promotes a wide variety of international activities in consultation and collaboration with the GSU’s Office of International Initiatives that include Global Partnership and Exchange programs, Study Abroad programs etc.