Welcome to the NEW Common Ground

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Thank you for visiting Common Ground of Athens, Ga.

New content coming soon!

Tell your friends about our website. If you would like share LGBTQ stories, gossip, or events, please let us know!

Email Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu



Have Athens Pride!

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This year’s Athens Pride event will be much more exciting and entertaining due to recent Supreme Court decisions.

Athens Pride Week, September 7th-13th.

There are a host of events taking place this year. Please visit Athens Pride for more details.


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Community Empowerment Fund of Athens

Athens, GA is home to a large number of workers who are among the working poor. They work every day but cannot break the cycle of poverty because they do not earn a living wage.

Ms. Ricky Roberts, founder of Under the Rainbow, created the Community Empowerment Fund of Athens (CEFA) to assist low wage and recently separated workers in their time of need. CEFA is supported by the Economic Justice Coalition and Georgia Client Council.

To receive funds, recipients must attend an economic empowerment workshop facilitated by a social services case manager or Georgia Client Council. The application can be emailed to you by contacting rickyrob@uga.edu. Applications can also be picked up at the EJC Office: 1865 W. Broad St, Suite C, Athens, GA 30606. Please call first to make sure someone is available to assist you at the office, 706-549-1142.  If you have questions, please contact Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu or 706.583.0404.


The Economic Justice Coalition (EJC) will manage all CEFA donations.  To make a donation to CEFA, please make checks payable to the Economic Justice Coalition, put CEFA in the memo and mail to CEFA P.O.BOX 843 Athens, GA 30603.