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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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Ferst Readers of Cobb County launches “Adopt a Reader”

“Ferst Readers of Cobb County, the local affiliate of the national organization Ferst Readers, announced the official launch of its “Adopt a Reader” campaign to coincide with National Literacy Month, celebrated in September.” – MDJ, September 2019 Read the full article here!

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GCAPP STAR Award Application now open

The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP) STAR applications are now open! The GCAPP STAR Award is open to Georgia young people, aged 16 -24, who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities, possess strong leadership abilities, and have an increased level of awareness of issues facing young people. If you know a…

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Cobb non-profits ask commissioners to reconsider funding cuts

July 20, 2019 10:12 AM by Wendy Parker Article pulled from East Cobb News The leaders of several Cobb non-profits who’ve received county funding in the past are asking commissioners continue the practice, although there’s no money at all for them in the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. At a budget hearing earlier this week, representatives of…

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GA-506 Marietta/Cobb Continuum of Care PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal resources for homeless services through its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.   The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers,…

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