Children & Families
The Policy Council for Children & Families was the first council created under the Collaborative in 1999 to provide oversight of a funding award from the Family Connection Partnership.
The Family Connection Partnership is a public/private partnership created by the State of Georgia and funders from the private sector. They assist communities in addressing the serious challenges facing Georgia’s children and families. The FCP also serves as a resource to state agencies across Georgia that work to improve the conditions of children and families.
All 159 counties in Georgia receive funding from the Family Connection Partnership to operate a Collaborative entity focused on improving the lives of children and families. The Cobb Collaborative is the Family Connection Site for Cobb.
Family Connection Goals for Cobb County:
- All students in Cobb County will graduate from High School on time.
- There children in Cobb County will be free from child abuse or neglect.
- All adults, 18 and over, without a high school diploma, will have their GED.
- All children in Cobb County from low-income families will attend Georgia Pre-K Programs.
- All youth in Cobb County will be free of sexually transmitted diseases.
- No teen, ages 15-17, in Cobb County will become pregnant.
These goals are achieved through the work of the Collaborative members under the various Cobb Collaborative committees and councils.
The Policy Council for Children & Families is Chaired by Carol Fey, Executive Director for Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County Inc.
It meets bi-monthly at 8:30 am at MUST Ministries, 1407 Cobb Parkway, Marietta, GA. Please check calendar for scheduled meeting dates.