Carter Center gardens and pond in Autumn
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University
, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
and his wife, Rosalynn
, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 65 countries
Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people.