All meetings are free and open to the public (except benefits, conferences, etc.).
Check various on-line calendars (School District, The Willson Center, Online Athens, Flagpole, ACC Library, ACC Leisure Services, ACC Visitors Bureau, Athens Parent, UGA, AthensMacaroniKids, et al.) for additional listings.


FC-CIS Sponsored or Co-sponsored Meetings and Events.

The Early Learning Center or ELC (H. T. Edwards Building 2) is 440 Dearing Extension (intersection of West Hancock & Dearing Extension) in Athens

  • Tue Aug 1, 9:30 a.m., Bethel Stakeholders Group, Bethel Midtown Village community room
  • Thu Aug 3, 8 am, FC-CIS Safety & Community Stability Strategic Action Team, addressing child safety, juvenile system, and related issues, including followup from Awareness to Action Summit, Clarke County DFCS
  • Wed Aug 9, 3:30 pm, FC-CIS Early Care & Learning Strategic Action Team/E3Z Birth to Eight Team, ELC
  • Fri Aug 11,9:30 a.m. FC-CIS Interagency & Community meeting, ACC Library
  • Wed Aug 16, 3:00 pm, FLiP (Family Literacy Partners), ACC Library
  • Thu Aug 17, 3:30 pm, CPAW (underage drinking prevention), Clarke County Health Dept.
  • Sat Aug 19, Amplify Athens: Shawn Mullins and Claire Campbell in concert at The Foundry to benefit Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens, doors open at 6, music starts at 8, tickets at, sponsorships available (call the office)
  • Wed Aug 23, 3:30 pm, FC-CIS Health & Wellness Strategic Action Team, Clarke County Health Department
  • Thu Aug 24, 8 a.m., FC-CIS Board of Directors meeting

Other Partner & Community Events

  • Child Welfare Training Collaborative free trainings on trauma, toxic stress, and brain development (CEUs available) in Athens & elsewhere:  cwtc.gsu.ed (click on calendar, then click on workshop) — AUGUST 10 & 11 SCHEDULED IN ATHENS
  • Wed Jul 28, deadline to apply for ACC Citizen Police Academy which is Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Aug 15-Nov 7
  • Aug 1-8, CCSD preplanning
  • Aug 3-6 & Aug 12-13, Books for Keeps book sale, Homewood Village shopping center (space formerly Vision Video)
  • Thu Aug 3, 6 pm, Board of Education work session, Career Academy
  • Fri Aug 4, 6 pm, First Friday Family Day & back to school celebration, 400 McKinley Drive, Athens (free & all are invited)
  • Wed Aug 9, first day of school (CCSD)
  • Thu Aug 10 9am-12:30pm, Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children, free training with CEUs in Athens, register at
  • Thu Aug 10, 1:30pm-5pm, Brain 101 Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Brain Development, free training with CEUs in Athens, register at
  • Thu Aug 10, 6:30 pm, Board of Education business meeting
  • Fri Aug 11, 9:00-3:30, Trauma/Brain 201 Building Resiliency, free training with CEUs in Athens, register:
  • Mon Aug 14, 4-6 pm (remarks at 4:45), Superintendent Demond Means Meet & Greet, Athens Community Career Academy Atrium, RSVP at
  • Wed Aug 16, 11 am, UGA internship fair
  • Thu Aug 17, 8:30 am, Chamber Education Committee, Chamber of Commerce
  • Mon Aug 21, solar eclipse
  • Fri Aug 25, Big Voices for Children Awards, Atlanta
  • Sun Aug 27, 3-6 pm, Spirited Spelling Spectacular adult spelling bee, attendance $10 advance, $15 at door, Holiday Inn, benefiting Athens Literacy Council (to register teams or sponsor, email
  • Aug 28-31, Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator Training, OEL, more info from
  • Thu Aug 31, Creating an Asthma Friendly School Summit, Ga. Tech Hotel & Conference Center,
  • Thu, Aug 31, 12 noon-2:30 pm (lunch provided), Home in 5 (promoting foster homes in the Athens region), Fanning
  • Thu Sep 7, Georgia Child Abuse Conference: from Prevention to Intervention, Atlanta,
  • Sat Sep 30, Athens Recovery Fest, Georgia Square Mall
  • Oct 6-7, Together for Children Ga Association for the Education of Young Children conference,
  • Mon Oct 16, Safe & Welcoming Schools conference, Graduate Athens
  • Oct 19-21, ACES Summit, Asheville,