IMAN Atlanta was founded in 2016 and emerged out of years of organizing and base-building in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.
The organization models an integrative approach that employs holistic interventions to address a spectrum of structural and systemic injustices impeding a dignified quality of life for people in marginalized communities.
IMAN Atlanta works through through four integrated efforts.
The Green ReEntry program offers Atlanta’s returning citizens holistic support including transitional housing, spiritual development, basic education, life skills instruction, on-the-job construction training, and job placement support.
Organizing & Advocacy
IMAN staff and leaders continue to advocate for criminal justice reform, refugee rights, children’s rights, and engage community members during weekly Grassroots Power Hour gatherings.
Arts & Culture
IMAN is extremely active in Atlanta’s arts communities. Nationally renowned artists—like Talib Kweli, Maimouna Youssef and Oddisee—have galvanized attendees at our CommUNITY Café events.
Health & Wellness
Through behavioral health ‘first aid’ and an emphasis on physical well-being through food sovereignty, IMAN Atlanta foregrounds health and wellness through all of its programming.
NEWS & UPDATES
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