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Create a Dynamic Legacy With Your Family and Friends

Are you looking for a way to add meaning to the holiday season? Think about making giving a part of your family or friend celebrations this year using your donor advised fund! Here’s how: Set up a time to gather. In preparation for the gathering, explain that each person or family unit will have a […]

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Walter West

As a senior college student at the University of Georgia, one of the final academic requirements to fulfill is a service or experiential learning course. This is designed to aid students in developing real world, hands on experience in their fields of study, complementing their coursework and setting them up for success post-graduation. This is […]

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library knows that real community change starts at home. That is why this early literacy program sends free, quality, age-appropriate books directly to the homes of children from when they are born until they turn five. Every month in 2019 more than 3,500 Clarke and Oconee County children between birth and five […]

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Books for Keeps AACF Spotlight

At Books for Keeps, we believe providing children with open, equal access to books allows them to connect the joy of reading with the thrill of discovery, laying the foundation for a successful, fulfilling life. We work in service of this belief every day by placing books into the hands of Georgia students who may […]

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Family Connection-Communities in Schools

“An extra man on the field…if they identify a problem, then they’re looking for a solution.” That’s how Kimberlyn Jackson, a science teacher at Clarke Central High School, describes the role of a Family Connection-Communities In Schools (FC-CIS) site coordinator. In 2016, through a generous 2-year grant from the AT&T Foundation, Family Connection – Communities […]

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Bike Athens

As a UGA college student, I commuted everywhere in Athens on my bike. As an adult living in Berlin ten years ago, my whole family learned to live for a year with bikes as the only family vehicles. Last year we took our family vacation to see the great bike race that is the Tour […]

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The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.

From Sally Sheppard, Executive Director of The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. I find joy in thinking of all the lives that The Cottage has been able to be a part of as an agency in our community working with survivors of child abuse and sexual assault. We see over 650 […]

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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to entertain and educate our community by providing and supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs, while working to maintain The Classic Center in a state-of-the-art condition. The Cultural Foundation lives out this mission in a number of ways, including awarding annual scholarships to […]

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Area Organizations Team-up to Bring Financial Literacy and Support to Athens-Area Residents

Since its inception, AACF has served as a conduit for a wide variety of groups in our community with similar interests and shared visions. Two perennial areas of focus have been financial literacy and education, and, since 2011, AACF has brought together a collection of non-profits whose purpose has been to educate local residents in […]

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Update on Community Connection’s Community Platform

As we discussed last issue, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia has teamed up with AACF to purchase a new software package called Community Platform which includes a searchable database to create a more effective and easy way to enable donors, social service agencies, and the community to acknowledge needs and discover resources to address complex […]

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