With Sandwiches, Basic Necessities, Jordine Jones Supports Atlanta’s Homeless

Jordine Jones holds an armful of the sandwiches she helped prepare to distribute to people living on the streets in Atlanta. Jones was so moved when she participated in the Sandwich Run with local nonprofit Lifting Our Voices that she cofounded a chapter at Georgia Tech. (Photo Courtesy: Jordine Jones)

Growing up in and around Atlanta, industrial and systems engineering student Jordine Jones had passed Georgia Tech’s campus for most of her life. So studying at Tech as a first-generation college student and an Atlanta native has been an experience that she describes as surreal.
But coming to campus from an underprivileged background, Jones also saw the gaps between the bustling life on campus and the city around it. She attended a community event hosted by the local nonprofit Lifting Our Voices (LOV) that gave her the opportunity to make sandwiches and distribute them to people experiencing homelessness in Midtown. The experience shifted her perspective.

“Actually going out into the community touched me differently,” said Jones, a fourth-year undergraduate. “The Sandwich Run gave me the opportunity to see the real people I was helping. I felt much more connected to the tangible impact I could have.”

Read more of Jones' story on the College of Engineering website.