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Governor’s Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry Offers Volunteer Training


 Please be advised that a Volunteer Training has been scheduled for February 21 and February 28 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. This training is mandatory for those who want to do work for their organization inside a corrections facility.  For those that will be delivering services in...

Macon-Bibb Baby and Toddler Expo 2015


Macon-Bibb Baby and Toddler Expo 2015
Inviting mothers and families of children 4 and under:Where: Buck Melton Center 150 Sessions Drive, Macon GAWhen: January 31, 11:00am to 2:00pmSponsored by United Way of Central GeorgiaLEARN!Learn trends from baby experts!PLAY!Fun and exciting activities!Win!Chance to win awesome prizes!Visit www.unitedwaycg.org or call 478-216-8033 for more...

Fit to Achieve 5k or 1 Mile Fun Run


Fit to Achieve 5k or 1 Mile Fun Run
     When: Saturday, March 28, 2015Join us in a 5k or 1 Mile Fun Run located in Forsyth, approximately an hour from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Macon. The race begins at Monroe County Achievement Center (MCAC) in Forsyth, Georgia.Location: MCAC    Time:  5k : 8:00...

Community Partnership Hosts 1st Convener’s Cafe`


Community Partnership Hosts 1st Convener’s Cafe`
On Thursday, November 20, over 20 community leaders came together to participate in a focused conversation model we called the Convener's Café. Each of the participants were those who convene or have responsibility for collaboratives, coalitions, or other initiatives involving multiple partners.  The purpose of...

In GA, Large Achievement Gaps Between Races Remain


The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, which underlines the urgency in making that happen. Over the past several years, children in Georgia have achieved progressively higher scores on both state and national...

Communities in Schools Tutoring at Ingram-Pye


Communities in Schools Tutoring at Ingram-Pye
Communities in Schools of Central Georgia is a partner of the Promise Neighborhood program and is one facet of it already at work.  Check out the video below as CIS Site coordinator Kathleen Richardson talks about the Read with Sarah program which utilizes Mercer University students as...

Two Macon Shalom Zones Receive Beautification Awards


Two Macon Shalom Zones Receive Beautification Awards
The Village Green and Lynmore Estates Shalom Zones were honored by the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and Cherry Blossom Festival Awards Committee on March 19,2014 at its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon.  Additionally, the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity received the Recycling Award.  Both Village Green and Lynmore...

Volunteer Proctors Needed for the CRCT


Volunteer Proctors Needed for the CRCT
Dear Community Members:The Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) Initiative administered by Communities In Schools of Central Georgia requests your assistance in the Bibb County Schools. The Bibb County School District will be administering the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests to most elementary and middle school students during...

Village Green Shalom Zone To Dedicate Community Garden


Village Green Shalom Zone To Dedicate Community Garden
 Please join us on April 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm as the Austin Smith Center for Community Development hosts a Dedication and Grand Opening for the Village Green Community Garden located at 6020 Bloomfield Rd  across from the Burghard Elementary School.The garden will produce a...

Choice Bus Visits Promise Neighborhood


Choice Bus Visits Promise Neighborhood
Choice Bus will be at the Promise Centerand Open for Community to ExperienceIn partnership with The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation and State Farm, the Choice Bus will be visiting the two of the Promise Neighborhood Schools (Ingram Pye Elementary and Ballard Hudson Middle School) on Friday,...