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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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Board Orientation – What do you need to have prepared?

Welcoming new board members to your organization is an exciting experience! Orientation is a must – but what are the things your board members REALLY need to know before becoming a voice of influence in your organization? Here are some tips for passing along the most important information to your board members: History of the…

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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Schools

As a part of our four tiered system to improve literacy in Cobb County Schools, attendance is key. Chronic absenteeism has been proven to affect reading levels and overall discipline. An article by Edutopia provides key factors in the school climate that are necessary for reducing chronic absenteeism: Inspiration Support Safety and Health Respect Engagement…

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Marietta City Schools offers summer meal options across county through July 27

MARIETTA –  “Upwards of 100,000 children at schools and summer camps across the county are expected to receive breakfast or lunch provided by Marietta City Schools this summer, easing some local concern over lack of available meals.” https://www.mdjonline.com/news/marietta-city-schools-offers-summer-meal-options-across-county-through/article_f5e162c2-86d2-11e9-9b76-3f5e767bbf85.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share Read the full article

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Summer Reading Starts Now!

Relax, play, and have fun this summer. Keep reading, too! By reading 20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students…

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