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School Crashers®

School Crashers is our school makeover program that unites communities, media partners, donors and volunteers to complete improvement projects for deserving schools.

Congratulations 2021 School Crashers Recipients

We are excited to announce our full list of grant recipients, marking the eighth year of our program to enhance the learning environments for students and educators.

Each year, the Georgia United Foundation® partners with Georgia United Credit Union to offer its School Crashers program to K-12 schools in Georgia. The School Crashers grant program is designed to unite communities, donors and volunteers to complete and support local improvement projects for deserving schools. Over the last seven years, School Crashers has positively impacted the learning environments for children at 50 schools with improvements valued at $1.4 million. 

Donations are critical to the success of the School Crashers program, as they help maximize the impact we can make for these schools and their students. If you are interested in donating to our School Crashers program please click donate below.



Dalton, GA

Brookwood Elementary is a Title I STEM certified Pre-K through fifth grade school serving 677 multilingual students in Dalton. Each grade level has STEM research-based projects focused on environmental issues facing the Dalton community. Brookwood needed a centrally located environment for all the students to stay on campus to conduct their research. The courtyard is centrally located and was transformed into an efficient, beneficial space to foster the learning for all six grade levels.


Lawrenceville, GA

Mountain View High School is the first high school sensory room project awarded a School Crashers grant. For some students with exceptionalities, traditional classrooms can be overstimulating. Georgia United Foundation worked with the Mountain View team and Mohawk Carpet to renovate an old classroom space into a sensory room to create a better environment for students with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Rutland Academy

Athens, GA

Rutland Academy serves students from Barrow, Clarke, Commerce City, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson City, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Social Circle City and Walton with emotional and behavioral disorders which require therapeutic interventions due to the severity of one or more of the characteristics of their disability. Sensory therapy plays a critical role to these students’ success and the School Crashers and Mohawk Carpet grants provided improvements to the sensory room space where students receive their sensory intervention therapy.

West Newton Elementary School

Convington, GA

West Newton Elementary is a Title I school serving the largest population of students receiving free and reduced lunches in Newton County. This grant allowed the transformation of the Wildcat Woosah into a specially designed sensory room for kindergarten through fifth grades to receive self-regulatory support. In addition, the grant allowed for Cozy Corner sensory kits to be created for classroom checkouts to help decrease classroom disturbances and inappropriate classroom behaviors. This will be a great benefit and continue to provide multitiered systems of support for the ethnically and diverse student population at West Newton Elementary.


Rowland Elementary School

Stone Mountain, GA

Rowland Elementary is a Title I school built in the 1960s with over 95% of students coming from low-income families. The School Crashers grant along with a Mohawk Carpet grant, helped improve the media center space with updated flooring, paint and comfortable flexible seating. This media center will become the hub of the school as it’s transformed into a warm, colorful and inviting space for the students to grow their love of reading.

Project still in progress. Check back for before and after photos. 


Conyers, GA

Sims Elementary School has been proudly committed to providing a quality education to the scholars of Conyers for over 30 years. However, over those 30 years the outdoor tables, benches and greenhouse have become dilapidated. Improvements to these areas have allowed the teachers to better utilize the space as outdoor classrooms, lunch picnic areas and educational STEM space. The 580 scholars were missing this opportunity and we’re excited to have helped bring this space back to use.

Project still in progress. Check back for before and after photos. 


Stockbridge, GA

Stockbridge Elementary is a Title I school serving special needs Pre-K and kindergarten to third grade students. The playground equipment had several sections that needed to be repaired or replaced. With 561 students, the Georgia United Foundation maximized this space by replacing old, broken equipment with new updated age-appropriate equipment.

Project still in progress. Check back for before and after photos.


Atlanta, GA

Northcutt Elementary is a Title I school that serves over 700 students each year. The school’s mission is to provide and meet every child’s individual needs both educationally and personally. The existing old playground equipment had a very limited number of play pieces and did not meet the current safety standards. We replaced the playground equipment and the teachers’ lounge received a small makeover to give the faculty a calming place to unwind during their teaching breaks.

Project still in progress. Check back for before and after photos. 

Georgia United School Crashers makeover was very impactful in transforming our building! This school-wide transformation was the catalyst that increased our positive school climate and culture, increased our CCPRI scores by 22.2 points and becoming a Title I Rewards school. Thank you Georgia United! You are our ROCK!
- Lisa G., Principal, Rock Chapel Elementary School
We are beyond excited for our students at New Hope Middle School to experience the new sensory room provided to us through the Georgia United Credit Union School Crashers grant. This unique classroom environment will enable a special population of our students to have their sensory needs met in various ways allowing for optimal success in the academic classrooms and fostering positive relationships with their peers. We are on the countdown to the first day of school and can not wait to let our students see our new sensory room!
- Belinda S., Principal, New Hope Middle School