Invest in Good

 

CHANGE THE EQUATION PLATFORM

As a private equity firm, we bet on the ability and potential of people and their businesses every day. We seek to create value through unconventional thinking that yields new solutions and better results. We apply that same approach to our social impact efforts to address the challenge of the opportunity gap. 

Roark’s “Change the Equation” platform seeks to uplift, educate, and empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school and realize their potential. While education provides the surest path to opportunity and social mobility, this requires basic needs to also be met. Roark invests in innovative programs that provide wrap-around services such as food, tutoring, financial literacy, applied learning, life skills training, and emergency assistance.  

Our efforts focus on Atlanta-based organizations that work to close the gap between circumstance and access, potential and opportunity, and dreams and reality. Currently, our signature partners are Agape Community Center, Communities in Schools, Junior Achievement and Junior Achievement’s 3DE Program where our team members are active in the mentoring and support of students.

Additionally, we provide grants to other local organizations that are ‘changing the equation.’ We are involved with the Boys and Girls Club of America by supporting their Atlanta clubs and participating on the selection committee of the Southeast Youth of the Year. Helping Mamas, the largest baby supply bank in Georgia, is another organization we are proud to support in their efforts to assist the 300,000 babies born into poverty each year.