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
May 1, 2020–Today rounded out the fifth week that I have helped to lead the distribution of over 3,500 care packages to families and individuals from across our communities in Englewood, Chicago Lawn and beyond struggling with anxiety, isolation and fear in this COVID-19 moment. In the last weeks I have watched as families have […]
For the third consecutive year, IMAN mobilized dozens of organizers and leaders at the Georgia State Capitol for Justice Day. Throughout the day, IMAN leaders and Green ReEntry cohort members shared their firsthand experiences navigating the criminal justice system. Their narratives—and those of their mothers, children and other family members—highlighting incarceration’s layered impacts spurred deep […]
We are proud to announce our Spring 2018 graduates from the Green ReEntry program in Atlanta! These men began the journey as strangers this past January, and finished together as brothers. The group of ten, led by Green ReEntry Manager Jermaine Shareef and Case Worker Arthur Majid, worked tirelessly to complete a 12-week, intensive vocational […]
“We are a team. One unit, and one chain. We succeed by strengthening each other.” Antonio Jasper, 25, and Ishmael Tillery, 21, recite these powerful words every day alongside their eight fellow Atlanta Green ReEntry cohort members. Currently living in a transitional home after completing his prison sentence, Antonio heard about Green ReEntry from a […]