Award winners in Georgia (examples)
Latino Initiative Project
This winner was announced in November 5, 2003, and is a partnership between Latinos United of Carroll County and State University of West Georgia. In the project, community members, faculty and students from the university, and local civic and government leaders work together in programs focused on the area's Latino population.
Beall's Hill Revitalization Project
The Beall's Hill Revitalization Project is a partnership of Mercer University of Macon and CORE Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc. In the project, Mercer students and faculty work with community members, local governments, the housing authority, and businesses to restore and re-energize historic neighborhoods surrounding the campus. The partnership focuses on improving the physical infrastructure of the community and on preserving home ownership for current residents, student service learning, job training, advocating for public school improvements, tutoring youth, and enhancing resident leadership.
Zap Asthma Consortium
The Zap Asthma Consortium, based in Atlanta, is a partnership of public, private, and community-based organizations, including the Center for Public Health Practice in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, the School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, and Atlanta Public Schools. Zap works with community volunteers to improve the health and quality of life for inner-city children with asthma. As part of the program, community residents are trained as health outreach workers. Over 1,000 families with children from 26 Atlanta public schools have been involved in the project since it began in 1995.
Aunt Maggie's Kitchen Table
Located in Macon's Anthony Homes, Aunt Maggie's Kitchen Table is a community resource center and a second home where families address their basic needs including food and clothing, educational support, advice, and guidance. The center's programs include after-school homework tutoring for area school children, a community garden, parenting support, and community meals. The work of the program director is supported by an endowed faculty position at Wesleyan. Students in her classes and other Wesleyan programs enhance their classroom learning by working at Aunt Maggie's with staff, community members, and faculty.
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