Centers of Hope Afterschool Program

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Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Centers for Hope Afterschool Meal Program will operate on a modified schedule. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 the program will run on a modified schedule allowing students to receive meals between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Locations for meal sites include the following City of Atlanta Recreation Centers:

  • Adams Park Recreation Center
  • CT Martin Recreation & Aquatic Center
  • Anthony Flanagan Memorial Recreation Center
  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center
  • Coan Park Recreation Center
  • Dunbar Recreation Center
  • Grant Park Recreation Center
  • Grove Park Recreation Center
  • James Orange Recreation Center
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center
  • Arthur Langford Recreation Center
  • Peachtree Hills Recreation Center
  • Perkerson Park Recreation Center
  • Pittman Park Recreation Center
  • Rosel Fann Recreation Center
  • C. A. Scott Recreation Center
  • South Bend Recreation Center
  • Thomasville Recreation Center
  • William Walker Recreation Center

For more information about this announcement, please visit.

Please continue to follow all precaution and safety guidelines during this time. The City has also posted prevention information and additional resources related to COVID-19 on its website here.

Recommended CDC safety guidelines can be found online here.

Afterschool Program registration is available online! We look forward to becoming your afterschool program provider and will provide your child with an enriching and safe environment where they can unwind, develop and enrich their day with a plethora of activities. To register your child or teen, click here.

Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Office of Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suites 1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tiffani Bryant
Program Director
TDBryant@atlantaga.gov

Afterschool Program Ages 5 – 12

The Centers of Hope afterschool program provides engaging educational, recreational, and cultural programming. Our safe, supportive, and structured environment promotes a healthy and active young lifestyle. The combination of education and play empower our youth to tackle the next school day with a positive outlook on life and community.

Locations: Adams Park, Arthur Langford Jr., Anthony Flanagan, Bessie Branham, C.T. Martin, Dunbar, Grant Park, Grove Park, Rev. James Orange, M.L. King, Jr., Peachtree Hills, Perkerson, Pittman, Rosel Fann, South Bend,
William Walker

Dates: Aug. 12, 2019 – May 22, 2020*
Days & Times: Mon. – Fri. | 2:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Registration Fees: Residents | $35.00 per week, Non-Residents | $110.00 per week

ATLANTA TEEN LEADERS (ATL) Ages 13 – 18

The ATL program gets teens involved in their community while receiving leadership training throughout the school year. We aim to serve educating, empowering, and equipping young people to set personal goals, operate with high moral and ethical standards, and professional development.

Locations: Adams Park, Bessie Branham, Central, C.T. Martin, Dunbar, Grant Park, Grove Park, James Orange, M.L. King, Jr., Peachtree Hills, Perkerson, Pittman, Rosel Fann, William Walker

Dates: Aug. 12, 2019 – May 22, 2020*

Days & Times: Mon. – Fri. | 2:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Registration Fees: $5.00 one time fee

*Afterschool Programming will follow the 2019-2020 APS student calendar and will not meet on days that Atlanta Public Schools are cancelled. 


Culture Club (Ages 5 - 12)

Culture Club provides arts, cultural, academic enrichment. Participants received a healthy snack and homework assistance from the Afterschool local artists and organizations like Atlanta Music Project and Dance Canvas. Examples of classes offered include performing and visual arts, string instruments, and choral instruction.


Locations: The Gilbert House, South Bend Center for Arts and Culture

Dates: Aug. 12, 2019 – May 22, 2020*

Days & Times: Mon. – Fri. | 2:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Registration Fees:
Residents $35 per week,
Non-residents $110 per week


Afterschool All - Inclusive Therapeutic Center (Ages 5 - 17)

Coan Park Recreation Center offers a variety of adaptive sports and therapeutic programs for participants with special needs. Programs include Beep Baseball. Beep Kickball, Beep Goalball, and theater. Please call Coan Park Recreation Center for more information.

Dates: Aug. 12, 2019 – May 22, 2020*

Days & Times: Mon. – Fri. | 2:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Registration Fees:
Residents $35 per week,
Non-residents $110 per week

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