A fast-growing local digital marketing firm celebrated its 10th anniversary in quite an unusual way. Employees of Nebo Agency chose to take their celebration not to a fancy restaurant but to an after-school program serving children in District 2’s Boulevard corridor, an intown Atlanta neighborhood with one of America’s highest concentrations of poverty.
Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall joined Nebo employees last Friday as they hosted a huge surprise party for the children of Operation P.E.A.C.E. Nebo brought the birthday cake, pizza, a game truck, arts and crafts, organized sports and gift bags filled with food and toys.
“This is the kind of generosity that warms your heart,” Hall said. “The founders of Operation P.E.A.C.E. envisioned a program that would expose children to positive adult role models. All Atlantans can be proud of the high standards set by the employees of Nebo Agency.”
Catherine Foster-Rowell, Executive Director of Operation P.E.A.C.E., said students and staff were elated that Nebo chose to celebrate their 10th anniversary with them.
“We are humbled that they thought enough of the work we do to bring their celebration to our community,” she said.
Nebo Agency had its start in the Old Fourth Ward. Founder and president Adam Harrell has run a summer Saturday School entrepreneurship competition for Operation P.E.A.C.E. teens as part of Councilmember Hall’s Year of Boulevard initiative. The Saturday School begins its third summer in June.
“Since we started as a company it has been important to us to make a real impact – whether that means success for our clients, growth for our employees, or supporting causes that we care about,” said Harrell. “So to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we decided to give back to our local Atlanta neighborhood – right where Nebo started. Operation P.E.A.C.E. is an amazing organization. It was our pleasure to celebrate our birthday with these future members and leaders of our city.”