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ACEs and Trauma Informed Care

58% of Georgians have experienced 1 ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience). That’s app. 6 million people! ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example: experiencing violence or abuse witnessing violence in the home or community having a family member attempt or die by suicide And 17% of Georgians have experienced 4 or more!…

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Re-framing the Way We Talk about Poverty

This article from the Collective Impact Forum provides 3 tips for using appropriate language in describing clients or individuals served. Read the full article for more information! 1.      Place ‘Human Development’ at the forefront of the work: explain why people matter, how they develop, and how environments influence their potential. 2.      Consider using the simplest…

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Why Early Reading Matters

Children who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are far more likely to be left behind – in many ways. An article by Susan Percy in Georgia Trend describes the impact on early reading on life long literacy. “It’s more than an education issue, more than a reading issue,” says Arianne Weldon,…

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The 2020 Census is Coming!

For the past few months, Cobb’s Complete Count Committee and the Cobb Collaborative have been hard at work spreading awareness and educating the public about the 2020 Census. As the calendar turns to 2020, messaging will change to mobilization to inform people about the WHEN, WHAT and HOW. You will see messaging from the Collaborative…

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Your NonProfits Final Checklist Before GivingTuesday!

Tomorrow is GivingTuesday, an annual event that promotes giving, generosity, and collaboration to make a change in the world. In 2018 alone over $400 million dollars were donated to nonprofits. If your nonprofit is aware of GivingTuesday you have more than likely been working on your campaign, sending out emails, and posting social media content…

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Parent S.O.S (Red Ribbon Week)

Throughout the next eight days (October 23rd – October 31st) our country will observe Red Ribbon Week which focuses on becoming a drug free nation through awareness, advocacy, and resources. This movement was founded in 1985 by the National Family Partnership after the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. The red ribbon is a symbol…

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Early Voting Continues!

Early voting has begun for the November 5th Municipal General/Special Election. Early voting will continue from now until Friday, November 1, 2019. On Election Day, November 5, 2019, voters MUST go to their assigned polling location, open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please refer to this link to find an Advance Voting location. https://www.cobbcounty.org/elections/voting/advance-voting During this Municipal/Special…

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The Four Pillars Campaign for proficient reading

Representatives from Cobb County recently attended the Get GA Reading Beyond 2020 Summit and did a deep dive into the four pillars of the Campaign. “The four pillars” is a research-based framework that the Get Georgia Reading Campaign has put together as a means to help children read proficiently by third grade. This benchmark is…

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The 26th Annual Human Services Luncheon

The nonprofit world is built of late nights, overtime hours, shoe string budgets, a lot of coffee, and passionate volunteers and employees. On November 19th, Cobb Collaborative will be hosting the 26th Annual Human Services Luncheon at the Mansour Conference Center as a means of recognizing volunteers and professionals within our community. The Jack Vaughan,…

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Youth Suicide in Georgia

With Suicide prevention month wrapping up, we at Cobb Collaborative want to leave everyone with sobering information that would keep the community aware of how big a problem suicide still is in Georgia. In light of how much this problem has grown, we know that we can still make a difference in our community. Below…

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