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Special Recognition & Awards

Ellen McCarty has been the recipient of local, state, and national recognition for her design, creation and launch of services in, Georgia Title One elementary schools, the juvenile justice system, residential programs for children and youth in foster care and aging out of foster care, and permanent housing for homeless men, women, and children infected and/or affected with HIV/AIDS.

  • Scholarship to Harvard Business School presented by the Atlanta Harvard Business Alumni Association
  • Fellowship to Diversity Leadership Academy presented by the Coca-Cola Company
  • Scholarship to AIDS Housing Leadership Institute presented by AIDS Housing of Washington
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “Best Practice” Award for co-creation of campus with adolescent emergency shelter, Another Chance; Crimes Against Children Unit of the Cobb County Department of Public Safety; and SafePath Children's Advocacy Center
  • Recognized by the YWCA of Cobb County as a “Woman of Achievement”
  • Recognition by Atlanta Journal Constitution for creation of “sector switching” service for individuals exploring corporate switch to nonprofit sector or individuals interested in exploring nonprofits as a career path
  • County Innovation Exchange Award by the Georgia Association of County Commissioners
  • Scholarship to Atlanta Regional Institute presented by the Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Office of the Governor recognition for co-creation of 1st Juvenile Classification System and Intensive Probation Program in a Georgia Juvenile Court
  • Office of the Governor recognition as statewide trainer for the Governor’s Office for Children and Families
  • Appointment by Cobb County Commissioners to serve on the Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth
  • Scholarship to Cobb County Excel Program awarded by Cobb County Commissioners
  • Letters of Commendation from Governor Zell Miller; Lieutenant Governor Pierce Howard; and Speaker of House Newt Gingrich for adolescent shelter, Another Chance