In 1990, Father Austin Ford founded a safe haven for the children of the underserved community of Peoplestown, where they could come to receive skills that would enable them to succeed in school and in life. He established The Study Hall, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A group of dedicated volunteers raised the funds to build The Study Hall facility.
Since our founding, we have served over 2,400 students in Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, and other historic Atlanta neighborhoods near the Georgia State University Stadium in Atlanta (formerly Turner Field). The Study Hall provides programming for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are the most holistic after school and summer camp program in the area for underserved elementary school students. Our services are provided at no cost to participating families.
The Study Hall is an after-school and summer camp program serving K-5th grade children in the greater Peoplestown community, offering an educational and enrichment curriculum that equips children to achieve sustained personal and academic success.