The Whitefoord Story
In 1995, Dr. George W. Brumley and his former student, Dr. Veda Johnson, established Whitefoord Inc. to address the health and educational needs of children and families of the Whitefoord Elementary School District in southeast Atlanta. Through an in-school health center, Dr. Brumley made a crucial connection between health and academic success: healthy children stayed in school and achieved more.
From its roots in health and education, Whitefoord soon grew beyond the in-school health center at Whitefoord Elementary School to meet even more needs of children and families. In 1998, the Child Development Program was launched to improve the accessibility of quality pre-school education for the community’s youngest residents. By training in-home care providers, thus improving their skills in this important vocation, Whitefoord also improved the livelihoods of many of the community’s adults. Due largely in part to the substantial impact the early childhood education programs and in-school health facilities made in the community, Whitefoord later established its Beyond School Hours program to continue academic improvement through after-school and summer activities in a safe environment. In 2000, Whitefoord was selected an an Intel Computer Clubhouse, an innovative technology-based after-school enrichment program. After 17 years of operating health centers only in schools, Whitefoord opened its first-ever community based Family Medical Center in the Kirkwood neighborhood in the fall of 2012.
We are thrilled about our growth over the years, and look forward to our continued success in providing critical services and programs to children and families who need us most.
- 1994 – First school based health center established at Whitefoord Elementary School
- 1998 – Child Development Program launched, serving children ages 0-4
- 1998 – Debut of after-school and summer enrichment programs
- 1999 – Expanded school-based health network to Sammye E. Coan Middle School
- 2000 – Selected as the site location for an Intel Computer Clubhouse
- 2003 – Dental services for children and adults begins at in-school health centers.
- 2004 –United Way Alex de Toqueville Society’s Community Impact Award recipient
- 2005 – DuPont Ave. renamed George W. Brumley Way in honor of the Brumley Family’s contributions to Whitefoord
- 2006 – Achieved National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation for Child Development Program
- 2007 – Awarded Atlanta Public Schools’ A+ Award for Innovation in Programming & Collaboration
- 2009 – 15th Anniversary Celebration
- 2012 – Opened first community-based Family Medical Center