Administrative Support

Grant Writing and Development

High quality education is expensive. Period. Providing our students with the necessary elements for an excellent education such as curriculum materials, supplies, technology and equipment, not to mention securing high quality teachers who continue to come back year after year, have high costs. Downtown Academy requires funds donated not only by individuals, but will need to identify and secure grants and additional corporate sponsorships.

If you have the skills, experience, time, and interest in working with us to write grants and help build donor relationships, please consider volunteering and joining with Downtown Academy to change lives of inner-city children in Athens!


Our collection of age-appropriate books continues to grow as donors from the community drop off books at Downtown Academy. We need volunteers to organize, arrange, and stamp books. Additionally, we have need for volunteer librarians for 2-4 hours each week.

If books and literacy are among your passions, and you have the time to commit to loving our students by helping them gain access to the world of literature, we urge you to volunteer for this opportunity to serve your community and receive the joy of connecting students with the wonder of reading! Fill out the interst form below.


Like any school busy about educating, Downtown Academy, has a definite buzz of activity about it. All the more so as Downtown Academy strives to connect its students and families with the community in tangible, consistent, and meaningful ways.

Consistent volunteers in the school office can help with very necessary activities like managing the phone, welcoming and directing visitors, and helping maintain the general business of the front desk.

Please consider volunteering your time and energies to helping support Downtown Academy and the office staff if this is an area in which you are skilled.

Birthdays and Teacher Appreciation

Downtown Academy asks a lot of its teachers because we expect high achievement from our students. Encouraging our teachers and applauding them for their sacrifices and dedication to excellent instruction and unconditional love to their students is key to our children’s success at Downtown Academy.

If you are interested in being a part of the Teacher Appreciation team that will love and encourage our teachers on a regular basis, click below to fill out your information letting us know how you’d like to serve at Downtown Academy. Fill out the interst form below.


Contact us about your interest or with any questions you might have and we will be in touch soon.