In 1995, Edna Moffett led a team of 33 college students to form Operation PEACE, a homework club for 20 inner-city, K-12 students. The club had humble beginnings, establishing operations in a basement laundry room.
Eventually, the basement was transformed into a two-room venue to accommodate the organization’s steady growth. Their homework club expanded into a Year-Round Academic Enrichment program, which now includes after-school and summer programs promoting academic achievement and recreational activities.
The founding vision is to present children with positive adult images during their most formative years, in order to counteract the abundance of violence and adversity putting them at risk of juvenile delinquency.
Operation PEACE serves more than 150 young people per year in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, and our programs continue to flourish. It’s all thanks to the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, whose investment of time and hopeful inspiration have fostered a spirit of volunteerism, guiding others to actively participate in our community’s progress.
In November 2013, Ms. Edna Moffett retired as the Executive Director of Operation PEACE after 18 years of committed service. She is an active, community-oriented person with a passion for improving the lives of those around her, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous awards and been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and appeared on various local television programs for her activism. As a result of what started off as a homework club whose mission was to simply help the children who lived in the Village of Bedford Pine Apartments, Ms Edna Moffett turned that into a galvanizing beacon of hope in the Old Fourth Ward Community known as OperationPEACE, Inc.
Marcel Benoit Jr., Program Director
Toya (Twin 1) Tann, Program Manager
Tonya (Twin 2) Tann, Lead Teacher
Alvin (Jose) Moffett, Assistant Teacher
Pleshetta (Peanut) Rosser, Assistant Teacher
William Spurley, Bus Driver
Board of Directors
Mia McDonough, Board Chair – Senior Account Executive, Vistar of Georgia
Kristie Cain-Reimer, Vice Chair –
M, Secretary –
Kendra Banks, Treasurer –
At Large Board Members
John Moss, Territory Sales Manager, Fiji Water & Justin Vineyards & Winery