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Momentum Launches in Macon-Bibb County to Support Nonprofits in Building Early Childhood Success

GCNStaff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The Peyton Anderson Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, is excited to announce the launch of Momentum for Early Childhood Success, an innovative initiative bringing together 12 nonprofit organizations and four agencies serving the Macon-Bibb County region to strengthen their leadership, infrastructure, collaboration, and alignment to better support children from birth to age 5 and their families.

“The Trustees of the Peyton Anderson Foundation believe that assuring all children, including at-risk children, are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten is a critical component of effectively educating our youngest residents,” said Karen Lambert, President of The Peyton Anderson Foundation. “In order to achieve this goal, the Foundation is choosing to devote additional resources to address this compelling issue.

Announcing the Momentum for Early Childhood Success cohort:

  • Family Advancement Ministries
  • Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia
  • The Methodist Home
  • Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
  • Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council
  • Monroe-Bibb Family Connection
  • Communities in Schools of Central Georgia
  • Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA
  • Hephzibah Children’s Home
  • Joshua House
  • Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon
  • Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
  • River Edge Behavioral Health Center
  • Central Georgia Technical College Foundation
  • United Way of Central Georgia

“Thanks to the leadership of The Peyton Anderson Foundation,” said GCN Executive Vice President Chris Allers, “we’re excited to apply the Momentum process to strengthen the collective impact of these 16 organizations and create a well-developed system of care that will improve early childhood development and education success in Middle Georgia.”

Momentum will deliver a rigorous, team-based strategy and leadership development experience focused on helping these organizations to create high-impact strategy, make data-driven decisions, and implement enduring systems to manage and measure results; the Macon-Bibb County initiative includes customized organizational development plans and a 12-month performance management training program, among other capacity-building benefits.

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