Collaboration

Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens is a partnership of more than 100 organizations working with families to improve outcomes for all children in Athens.

Our work depends on our partners. Indeed, we are our partners — the organizations, the projects, the families doing the work.

Here are links to some of our organizational partners (divided by public & nonprofit local, Dine Out For Kids restaurants, venues & artists providing benefits, additional business supporters, state partners, national partners): 

PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT PARTNERS IN ATHENS:

Clarke County School District
CCSD Office of Early Learning (Early Head Start, Head Start, PreK, Preschool Special Ed)
Willson Center for humanities and arts
University of Georgia
Athens Neighborhood Health Center
Athens Health Network
Athens Area Community Foundation
Clarke County Health Department
Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
Piedmont/Athens Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s Health Care System
Clarke County Department of Family & Children Services
Department of Juvenile Justice Clarke County office
Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court
Georgia Conflict Center
Community Connection of Northeast Georgia
Nancy Travis Childcare Project
Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
Prevent Child Abuse Athens
Clarke County Mentor Program
The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center
Project Safe
Athens Housing Authority
Books for Keeps
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
Athens Technical College
Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Athens-Clarke County Sheriff
Habitat for Humanity
Foundation for Excellence in Public Education
Mind Body Institute
Whatever It Takes at UGA
Safe and Welcoming Schools & Communities
Athens Land Trust
Athens-Clarke County Department of Housing & Community Development
Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services
BikeAthens
Athens Community Council on Aging
Athens Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Children First (CASA, SPARC, Family Visitation, etc.)
Boys & Girls Club
Athens-Clarke Literacy Council
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia
UGA Office of Service Learning
Darius Goes West
Free IT Athens
Rites of Passage
Athens Tutorial Program
Family Counseling Service
Samaritan Center for Counseling & Wellness
Film Athens
Athens-Clarke County Library
OneAthens/Partners for a Prosperous Athens
Quality Care for Children
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Casa de Amistad
ALCES (Athens Latino Center for Education Services)
Bright Beginnings Preschool
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Child Welfare Training Collaborative (Georgia State University)
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UGA)
College of Education (UGA)
College of Family & Consumers Sciences (UGA)
School of Social Work (UGA)
College of Environment & Design (UGA)
College of Public Health (UGA)
East Athens Development Corporation
Franklin College of Arts & Sciences (UGA)
UGA Medical Partnership
Hugh Hodgson School of Music (UGA)
Human Rights Festival
Junior League of Athens
The Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation 

Lamar Dodd School of Art (UGA)
Georgia Museum of Art
Lyndon House Arts Center
Newland Family Foundation
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic
UGA Athletic Association
Future Builders of Athens
Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela
Athens Kiwanis Club

RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN DINE OUT FOR KIDS OR PROVIDING OTHER SUPPORT:

VENUES HOSTING AND ARTISTS PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR US:

40 Watt Club
The Melting Point
New Earth Music Hall
Georgia Theatre
Ciné

R.E.M.
The Heap
Drive-By Truckers (and Patterson Hood)
Heavy Feather (formerly Jackpot City)
Hope for Agoldensummer (and Claire Campbell)
Shawn Mullins
The Skipperdees
Dave Marr
Moon Taxi
Widespread Panic
Futurebirds
Grape Soda
Tin Cup Prophette

OTHER BUSINESS PARTNERS & SPONSORS OF EVENTS FOR US:

R.E.M.
Piedmont/Athens Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s Health Care System
Carson Advisory, Inc.
Farris Johnson, M.D.
Athens First Bank & Trust Company
Peach State Federal Credit Union
Pinnacle Bank
Cook, Noell, Tolley, & Bates
Grahl Construction Group
Alston & Bird, LLP
Athens Banner Herald/Online Athens
WXAG Radio

Flagpole Magazine
Athens Parent Magazine
Zebra Magazine
Confluence
Always Always Flowers
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
Five Points Bottle Shop
Georgia Power Company
Heyward Allen Motor Company
Harold Rittenberry Art
Dan Johnson Photography
RubySue Graphics
NBG

STATE PARTNERS:

Georgia Family Connection Partnership
DECAL: Bright from the Start/Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Amplify Your Community (Poverty Is Real)
Communities In Schools of Georgia
Voices for Georgia’s Children
Get Georgia Reading
Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
Georgia Department of Community Affairs

NATIONAL PARTNERS:

AT&T Foundation
Communities In Schools
Harvard Center on the Developing Child (Frontiers of Innovation)

Center for the Study of Social Policy
Network for Public Education
Promise Neighborhoods, U. S. Department of Education
Promise Neighborhoods Institute
Policy Link
America’s Promise
Clinton Global Initiative
BOOST4Kids (note: no longer active)