Montgomery County Commissioner Brandon Braddy is looking to Census 2020 as a way to improve conditions for his struggling neighbors. He turned to Kristy Bennett, coordinator for Montgomery, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties—Tri-County Family Connection—to lead the organizing of efforts.
Perhaps the African proverb “It takes a village” takes on even more meaning when the village itself is struggling amid a public health crisis. Proving this to be true were business owners, volunteers, and school officials in Lumpkin County who found ways to help the community while facing their own COVID-related challenges.
Polk County’s Complete Count Committee—which includes county and city representatives, public health officials, local media, parents, and leaders from local schools, libraries, and churches—brainstormed new ways to promote the census, particularly in hard-to-reach neighborhoods.
The Georgia Family Connection Partnership WIC Matters Cohort, a group of nine Georgia Family Connection Collaboratives, is working together with WIC to help ensure that all eligible women are informed about, enroll in, and actively use the program’s valuable resources.
Twiggs County Family Connection’s summer reading program was transitioned to a virtual platform, presenting new challenges—and opportunities to reach the county’s most vulnerable children and families.
Sara Lee Crumbs, Quitman County Family Connection coordinator, said something magical happens when like-minded individuals who believe in the power of learning and literacy come together and decide to meet parents where they are.
The digital programming offered by CCCC, the local Georgia Family Connection Collaborative since 1999, varies from life skills and meal preparation, to Georgia Shape physical activities, to math tutoring.