what we remember, celebrate and memorialize is a function of power.
Founded in 1997 as Genesis Prevention Coalition, the organization has a 25-year track record of managing nationally recognized, community-based substance abuse, and mental health programs to redress poverty and homelessness.
The groundbreaking quality of Genesis Prevention Coalition’s work has earned a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Behavioral Health, recognition as a “Prevention Pioneer” in Georgia for “continued Dedications and Contributions” by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Bankers Trust Award for Nonprofit Management, “Successful Government Partner” by the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives; a ten-year award from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and Mentoring Program sponsored by the White House Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAP); awarded “Outstanding Coalition of the Year” by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and received a Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps-Vista “Capacity Building” award for three consecutive years. Locally, the Coalition received the “Workforce Development Partner of the Year” Award in recognition of its long-term partnership with Fulton County for its Community Technology Institute, a pre-employment training and placement initiative.
In 2019, powered by a network of 10,000 +/- artist-activists across a spectrum of disciplines – technologists, journalists, community organizers, community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and media partners, we changed our name to chromatic black™.