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Character education through ongoing programs in the public schools.
In February 2019, Atlanta Ballet will present two Kids In Step student matinee performances of Beauty & The Beast at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (CEPAC), our main-season performance home. Atlanta Ballet has offered Kids In Step student matinee performances at CEPAC through its Centre for Dance Education since 2007. These performances are designed to be a gateway to the art form for both children and adults new to the genre. Unlike a typical ballet performance, a Kids In Step student matin
Atlanta Ballet is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its performances. The Ballet is committed to building a signature repertory by actively embracing the richness and the unprecedented levels of creative choreographic talent emerging throughout the world today. This body of work defines, distinguishes, and differentiates Atlanta Ballet, while continuing to raise the level of skill and artistry of its dancers. Atlanta Ballet's strategic plan outlines the Ballet's commi
Hunger relief takes the form of a brown bag lunch for kiddos who live in food insecure homes. While on school breaks many students in our county, who normally receive free/reduced lunches while in school, stay home with limited access to healthy food or snacks during the day. The Y takes a nutritious midday meal, and healthy outdoor activity provided by engaged volunteers.
At the YMCA, we believe that water safety is a critical life skill, and we are committed to ensuring that all people, especially children, receive the education and skills they need to prevent drowning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children 14 years of age or younger. Studies show that children from under-served communities are five times more likely to drown than their peers.
The Cobb County Independent Work Program (IWP) is a paid internship to assist eligible participants connect to the labor force by providing them with intensive social, academic, career, and service learning opportunities.
Parents meet individually or in groups to learn behavior management techniques and solve problems with an expert in the field, Dr. Garefino, who has been training parents since 2002. With over 15 years of experience and children of her own, she has the qualifications and experience to impart skills and strategies needed to deal with challenging situations that arise during parenting. The skills and strategies learned help parents deepen relationships and promote positive developmental changes i
During Skill Building: Academic & Relational Success, children participate in STEAM themed games, art projects, life skills, and recreational sport activities while learning academic and relational success skills through evidence-based curricula. It is open to 5 to 12-year‐olds who struggle academically, socially, and/or behaviorally, including those diagnosed with Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), and High Function Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Skill Building: Foundational Framework for a Healthy Community is dedicated to building a positive classroom community by creating a foundational framework for implementing social skills and positive behavioral intervention facilitating a growth mindset. Workshops and in-services are held in schools and include topics such as bullying prevention and PBIS training. Please visit our website at childrenandfamilyprograms.org for more information.
Hope Centers help clients overcome negative life patterns, enhance quality of life and relationships, and restore hope in broken lives. Hope Centers were founded in order to serve those who are uninsured, under-insured, or lack financial resources.
Led by team of licensed counselors with specialized training in trauma counseling, The Richmont Trauma Center offers treatment to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families who have been impacted by trauma. We strive to bring hope and healing to your story.
No other community-based organization in Cobb County has the mission of increasing the graduation rates in our schools. Communities In Schools of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC) works with children and families from birth through the completion of the 12th grade. CISMCC works predominately in Title 1 schools where the majority of the school population is considered low income and qualify to receive free or reduced lunch. Children and families with needs are served by guiding the indiv
The Parents as Teachers curriculum is designed to prevent child abuse and neglect, identify developmental delays in children and improve school readiness through monthly home visits and group meetings. Over 50 low-income families in Cobb receive program services annually thanks to two parent educators. During the home visits, parents are coached through developmentally appropriate activities with their children. Numerous families have been assisted through difficult financial times and in some o
CIS of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County provides an impactful 75-minute Financial Literacy program for 8-10th graders. Reality U takes a student’s current GPA and propels them to their 26-year old life. Students are given their career and earning potential based upon their GPA and are then left to navigate Childcare, Housing, Transportation, Insurance, Shopping and the many other issues we face as adults. Students are given different life situations like married, divorced, bad credit scores or
A free application assistance program provided to families with children, newborn to age 22, living with significant & complex disabilities.The Medicaid waivers cover the costs of medical care and are used as secondary forms of health coverage after a primary insurance provider pays first or not at all for services disabled children require.
In collaboration with a variety of service groups, C.A.M.P provides referral services to its clientele in the areas of healthcare, recreational, family counseling, crisis intervention,financial, legal and Special Education counseling. C.A.M.P has a substantial directory of non-profits, medical providers, religious organizations and other community stakeholders who provide substantial benefits to C.A.M.P families.
MDE School needs a new playground. We currently have a small open play area with no equipment. Our special kids need play structures to exercise, practice social skills, build gross motor skills, and fulfill sensory needs. The play area will be enlarged and play equipment installed to accommodate children of varying ages and abilities. A sensory garden will also be installed.
Since there is such a great need to explore alternatives to traditional job creation for rising youth, VISIONful Communities provides middle school and high school students with unique opportunities, events and camps for them to develop and share their entrepreneurial ideas and solutions to problems they may see in the communities they live in. Through the WeLAUNCHkids2 Program, VISIONful Communities creates unique platforms also for the students to secure pilot or startup funding to launch the
Millennials now outnumber all other generations and because of this and the fact that 50% of them are expected to start an organization in the next 3 years, VISIONful Communities makes it a priority of equipping this group with tools and support to launch a business. The WeLAUNCH-Millennials Program allows on demand access to answers that arise when they are considering a business launch or as they go through the process. Millennials and young professionals have grown up in the digital age so VI
In Georgia 47.7% women make up the workforce yet men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions. The WeLAUNCH-Her Program provides resources and techniques to encourage the leadership development in women while also helping her to thrive in healthy balance of work, life, family, business, and service. The founder of VISIONful Communities is a mother of four and the owner of 4 businesses so she values women helping women and learning from each other on how to be better in all areas of l
Faith-based organizations are greatly attributed to empowering individuals, improving lives, and the community at large by uniquely bringing together local residents and community members to achieve goals. Through the PUSH program VISIONful Communities provides millennial, women and minorities leaders of faith based organizations with creative tools and resources that help the organization to sustain and grow. Through this program these leaders are provided with handbooks and tools developed by
The millennial population in the Cumberland area has increased by 32%, making Cobb the fastest growing millennial population in metro Atlanta! Women do 66% of the world’s work, unfortunately they only earn 10% of the world’s income; Youth and minorities have creative and unique ideas that can potentially transform local communities. These facts are why VISIONful Communities targets services to millennials, minorities, and women. The Cobb Up program is a special program that VISIONful Communi
WestCare Georgia's CARES 2 – Outreach, Education and HIV Testing Program provides free HIV education, counseling, and testing to adolescents and young adults age 12 to 27 to increase awareness about HIV risk factors and treatment.
The Woman’s Place is a supportive environment in which women of color can receive support services that will help them address barriers to living happy and healthy lives. The Woman’s Place provides a wide array of support services for women with substance use disorders. All services are free. Professional counselors provide: Individual and group therapy, Case management, Job readiness training via referral, Education assistance via referral, Housing support via referral and HIV and Hepatit