ATLANTA—Elaine Grant-Bryan, Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Atlanta, Ed.D., has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 United States Presidential Gold Volunteer Service and Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden.
Grant-Bryan is Georgia’s first Caribbean-born person to receive both awards, according to a news release citing U.S. Census data from the Caribbean associations and consulates in Georgia (Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas).
Grant-Bryant was lauded for performing over 4,000 hours of volunteer work accomplished through her Elaine Bryan Foundation, Microsoft Global Youth program, as well as with the consular core of Atlanta.
The former DeKalb County educator is being honored as Caribbean-American Heritage Month is celebrated nationally during the month of June.
Grant-Bryan formerly worked as an educator for Hooper Alexander Elementary School and a guidance counselor for Cedar Grove, Chamblee and Stone Mountain high schools in the DeKalb County School District.
Grant-Bryan is a real estate broker who was featured for six years on HGTV’s series “What You Get for the Money.” She has served as a Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce ambassador.
A member of Jamaicans and Partners of Georgia (JPOG), Grant-Bryan works closely with many of the other Caribbean associations in Georgia.