In 1977 Bobbie Knopf, a special education teacher in Atlanta, Joyce Slaughter, a parent of a child with special needs, and Tommy Nobis, a football star, had a vision—a vision to change the lives of people living with disabilities. A vision that would allow each person with a disability to reach their full potential. Together, they founded Tommy Nobis Center.

Tommy Nobis Center opened its doors to provide job training, employment, and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. For more than 40 years, Tommy Nobis Center has changed lives by championing workplace success for people with disabilities.

Mission & History

Learn more about how we got our start, how we grew and where we’re going.

Annual Reports

See the highlights, successes and growth we have experienced this year in our annual report.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board of directors who volunteer their time and are committed to making Tommy Nobis Center a successful and effective organization.

Leadership Team

Meet our expert leadership team who lead our organization and are passionate about achieving our mission.

Careers at Tommy Nobis Center

Tommy Nobis Center has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation for 2020-2023, one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for® 2017-2023, and one of Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top Workplaces for 2019-2022. Learn more about how you can join the team.

Contact Us

Ask any questions you have, lend us a hand or just say hello by contacting us using our online contact form. Sign up for our online newsletter below to stay up-to-date on the latest news and ways to get involved with our organization.