The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University is the cultural centerpiece of downtown, located in the heart of Atlanta’s historic Fairlie-Poplar district. In 2018-2019, the Rialto’s annual economic impact on Atlanta and the State of Georgia was about $27.4 million.
ESL students help older immigrants in the neighborhood learn English as they prepare for citizenship and tutor Clarkston high school students for whom English is a second language.
The Speech Language Hearing Clinic, which prepares graduate students in training to become state-licensed and nationallycertified speech-language pathologists, provides evaluation, screening and therapy services to the university and metro-Atlanta community.
After-School All-Stars Atlanta, a comprehensive after-school program targeting middle school youth, provides programming for 2,600 students at 23 metro-Atlanta area sites and 1,600 children in summer programs at eight metro-Atlanta sites.
The School of Music attracts thousands of students each year to Atlanta for events including, Marching Band Day, Singfest, the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival and the Summer Leadership Institute.