COMMUNITY Schools are What Work

Athens/CCSD friends: a couple of days ago I posted a long list of local organizations that do great community schools work inviting people to mention ones in the comments that I would inevitably omit or forget– so many people did. Somehow my UPDATE ended up as a DELETE and damn, the thing has disappeared.

So this is the original list:

Family Connection/Communities in Schools
U-Lead Athens
Young Designers Program
Georgia College Advising Corps
Clarke County Mentoring Program
Athens Tutorial Program
Food2Kids: a project of the Food Bank
Athens Land Trust, including West Broad Market Garden, Young Urban Farmers, Young Urban Builders
Books For Keeps
Bethel Reading Group
Junior League
AthFest Educates
Foundation for Excellence
Chess and Community
Dunta Robinson Foundation
College Factory
Project Rewire (an initiative of Chess and Community, the
Dunta Robinson Foundation and College Factory)
Georgia Conflict Center,
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement,
Athens public library,
Athens Peer Court
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Children First
Boys and Girls Club
Athens YMCA
Experience UGA
Camp DIVE
Camp Amped of Nuci’s Space
Athens Made
Four Athens
Local school Governance Teams (LSGTs) at each school

And here are the new ones culled from the comments thanks to my friends doing some of this good work as employees, volunteers.board member, supporters

Girls Rock Athens
PAL Physical Activity Learning Program
Prevent Child Abuse Athens’ Healthy Families Program
Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Economic Justice Coalition
USGBC Georgia’s High Performance Healthy Schools program
Strong Girls Serve
Early Head Start and Head Start
Community Connection – 211
Partners for a Prosperous Athens
CASA
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Catholic Social Services
Athens Housing Authority
Athens Park and Rec
UUFA’s PARES –w– Alps Road Elementary
YMCO Summer Girls Club
Red Clay Writing Camp
Awesome Clubhouse @ La Escuelita (forgot how to spell it SJ)
The Hatch
She Speaks Academy
Project SAFE
The Cottage
Casa di Amistad

Community schools are what work– and we have such potential in our district for that approach that is getting real results around the country

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