Atlanta Music Project, which trains needy children, to start choral program in Mechanicsville

Children at the Atlanta Music Project’s winter concert.

Just south of downtown Atlanta lies the neighborhood known as Mechanicsville. Established as a mostly working-class neighborhood in the late 19th century, it has fallen on harder times. A 2009 report on City-Data.com said that it had a 60 percent poverty rate and a median household income of $13,226.

That makes it the kind of neighborhood that matches the bold mission of the Atlanta Music Project. Mechanicsville is the chosen location for the two-year-old organization’s latest initiative, AMPlify, an after-school choral program…

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By Mark Gresham

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