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Good Atlanta

Common Good Atlanta provides people who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated with access to higher education by connecting Georgia’s colleges and professors with Georgia’s prison classrooms.

We believe that broad, democratic access to higher education for people affected by incarceration strengthens the common good of our communities.

Our Impact


Years Serving

Since our 2008 inaugural class at  Phillips State Prison, CGA has expanded its community into three other prison facilities including Metro Reentry,  Whitworth Women's, and Burruss Correctional.


Hours Taught

Over 60 professors from seven universities have taught over thousands of hours of college level courses to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people across Georgia.


College Courses

Including Shakespeare, Memoir Writing, US History, Art History, Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Algebra.

Help Our Community

For over a decade, Common Good Atlanta has thrived thanks to the generosity of our community. Through your contributions, CGA can continue to expand its impact to prison-impacted men and women across Georgia.

Meet our Alumni

Faculty Spotlight

Mack Curry

Dr. Mack Curry IV was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland. He graduated from  Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2013. He then received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University in 2016. Next, Dr. Curry received his Doctorate in philosophy, focusing on Rhetoric and Composition from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2020. Dr. Curry’s specializations are poetry, rhetoric and composition, and African American Vernacular English (AAVE), and he currently serves as a Lecturer of English at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Dr. Curry has decided to work with Common Good Atlanta (CGA) to share his love of poetry,  critical thinking, and writing with anyone willing to learn more about creatively expressing themselves and effectively communicating their feelings and ideas. 

Alumni Spotlight

David Evans

I spent fourteen years in Georgia prisons before venturing into the "free-world" in the middle of 2020. During my incarceration, I was a student in two programs that dramatically changed my life for the better.

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