Strategy Teams are key areas of focus that allow us to take a more refined look at the critical issues in our community.
Purpose: Improving the well-being of children and families living, working, and receiving an education in Cobb County. The strategic initiative of this strategy team is to improve reading proficiency in children, which has been proven to affect a multitude of factors later on in life: graduation, employment, homelessness, healthy lifestyle choices and incarceration rates. This strategy team uses the framework of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to achieve results in four areas: Language Nutrition, Access, Positive Learning Climate, Teacher Preparation.
Purpose: Improving access to and awareness of resources for individuals experiencing homelessness in Cobb County. There are many organizations serving the homeless population in Cobb County. This strategy team allows members to share best practices for increasing awareness of services, connecting clients to resources, and advocate as a unified group for change on behalf of the individuals experiencing homelessness.
Purpose: Improving the health of children and families that are facing mental illness by reducing the stigma of seeking assistance and increasing awareness of resources in Cobb County. There are some great players on our Behavioral Health Workgroup - we work intentionally with local universities, government and public health agencies, and nonprofit organizations to research the most up to date methods for assisting individuals with mental illness, share best practices and collaborate with organizations working in the mental health field in Cobb.
Purpose: Improving outcomes for individuals seeking employment in Cobb County by connecting organizations’ clients to employment agencies and professional development programs. Our workforce strategy team meets to create new programs that offer a holistic approach to training the future workforce of Cobb County. This strategy team equips the future employees of Cobb County businesses with training, certifications, mentorship, networking, and even proper business attire!
Purpose: Improving outcomes for veterans living in Cobb County by connecting organizations to solve critical issues that veterans face every day. Our veterans strategy team launched in February 2020 and will continue to grow as the need in our community grows.
Purpose: Improving 3rd reading outcomes as part of the Get Georgia Reading campaign by convening educational agencies and service providers. Our Marietta Partnership for Literacy meets to provide programming and resources to parents, teachers, and more.