img_0762Each year, ACBSP looks for an opportunity to give back to our conference host city while supporting education in the area. When ACBSP learned of the Back-to-School Bash event and how effectively it brought a community together to prepare students for the school year, it seemed the perfect candidate for our 2016 #ACBSP4Change initiative.

Atlanta Public Schools had a goal of providing 6,000 backpacks to Atlanta area students at the July 30 event. ACBSP partnered with APS, contributing $2,500 towards the Back-to-School Bash. A portion of every conference registration for ACBSP Conference 2016 helped fund this initiative. Kenita Williams, Partnerships Manager for the APS Office of Partnerships and Development, was on hand to receive the check. Williams later thanked ACBSP on Twitter, saying: “Huge thank you to @ACBSPAccredited for supporting our Back to School Bash and your partnership! #acbsp4change #APSpartnersrock.”

Posted by Maliha Khan

Maliha is the Digital Content Coordinator at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Her role focuses primarily on improving ACBSP's use of digital technologies and maintaining a strong online presence. She serves as staff liaison to the Digital Media Communications Committee. Maliha manages the ACBSP Impact blog, and is Assistant Editor of ACBSP Update, a digital publication released quarterly. To submit an article, or for general inquiries, please email Maliha studied Communications at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, then proceeded to complete a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University in 2016. Passionate about digital marketing, she started Khanect the Dots, a digital marketing consulting firm helping business connect the dots between social media, content strategy, and digital marketing. Recently, she served on the board for the Social Media Club of Kansas City. In her free time, Maliha loves to spend time with family, travel around the world, dig into current digital marketing + web design trends, photograph nature, and mentor youth.

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