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The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for our Liberty County Early Childhood Education Center on October 22. Public Officials, Community Leaders, and residents of Liberty County joined in to help us celebrate this grand occasion. While at the ribbon cutting, the public was able to tour the facility and meet the staff.
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Brunswick, Georgia. On Saturday, September 14, Jeramiah Roberts (Brunswick High School Alumni/2008 and Owner and CEO of Styled by Fashion Mr.) played host to over 50+ attendees at Old City Hall, Downtown Brunswick. FASHIONED 4 GREATNESS is a job readiness event to help individuals go to the next level professionally; this community event is designed to provide participants knowledge and tools to gain better insight on how to begin or continue to climb higher in entrepreneurship and business.
At FASHIONED 4 GREATNESS, various businesses in the community joined forces to lower the unemployment rate by providing resources to attendees to land jobs on the spot. As in the case of this weekend’s participants; many of the attendee’s applauded and was extremely happy to see participants land jobs while at this year’s successful event.
“This year has been very rewarding and lucrative for not only myself, but for all those who attended. My heart was elated to see participants come in unemployed and leave with a secured job,” states CEO of FASHIONED 4 GREATNESS Jeramiah Roberts
Participants learned various skills and heard from dynamic speakers in the areas of: How to start a business, Job Readiness, Resume Building, Image Consulting, Public Relations, Branding, and Marketing, services all provided by vendors such as Marsalis Eason Photography, Frankie;s Barber Shop, April A Styles, The Designers Original Salon, The W Barbershop, TiahLavee, Chad Walker (Social Media Consulting), JWill Designz, and Dappered Daily Styling Co, K Stylez Hair, Heavenly Faces MUA, and The Bentley Didier Firm.
Tres Hamiilton, CEO of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Incorporated also known as Coastal Georgia Community Action, declared that ‘This will be a staple event in our community to be hosted by CGCA and our community supporters and allies’. This big announcement is outstanding for this profound event, whose mission is to bridge community organizations to provided time and services to better help and assist the community.
FASHIONED 4 GREATNESS offer language consulting, makeup tutorials, barber services, social media management/consulting, free professional clothing, and more.
Community Action Kick's Off it's 50th years of service with a Bang
For the last 14 years Community Action has held a community breakfast at its Corporate Office, the Friday before the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. This Breakfast was created to be a reminder to the Golden Isles and surrounding communities that we must work together in unity to truly make a change and build a foundation for a better future.
This year Community Action brought a national name to speak at this event, Judge Glenda Hatchett. They doubled their number of attendees, forcing them to move to a different venue, College Place UMC. Judge Hatchett, captivated the packed house with her life story and how Dr. King and other African-American Leaders impacted her life.
There were many impressionable things Judge left with us but the one that resounds is, "WE ARE ALL BENEFICIARIES OF THE DREAM!"
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The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.
Lowe's located in Kingsland, GA and Camden County Head Start/Pre-K partners to deliver fine motor skills project for Ms. Jackson's Head Start class. Towana Walker Miller, Coastal Georgia Community Action Board Member, orchestrated a stimulating wood building project where boys and girls had the opportunities to build race cars and picture frames. “We are so grateful for our community partners Lowe’s for supply the material for this project,” says Miller.
Over the past few years there has been a series of events that has shaken many in our nation. These events, some say, has plagued our society and is the evidence that racism is yet alive and flourishing. Great political leaders, pastors and youth advocates have spoken out about the effect of these events on our minority youth today. During CAYLI’s (Community Action Youth Leadership Initiative) Town Hall meeting we were given the privilege to hear first-hand how these events have directly and/or indirectly affected the youth in our local community. CAYLI students also allow commentary from the audience to express their own views on these events as well.
As the kick-off to the city’s events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority cordially invites you to our annual Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast celebration. This breakfast, will be held at our corporate office located at One Community Action Drive in Brunswick, Georgia. The breakfast begins at 7:30am and the program will begin at 8:00 am. This year we have selected the theme “The Struggle… The Dream…The Journey to Greatness.”
In keeping with the ideals and philosophy of Dr. King, this breakfast is intended to signify a diverse community coming together, complying resources to largely impact the future and betterment of its people. This year we look forward to having our speaker, Rev. George P. Lee III, Ph.D., Pastor of St. John Baptist Church “The might Fortress” Savannah, GA bring soul stirring words of wisdom that will encourage, revitalize and challenge us to continue to work toward creating a better community.
Toledo, Ohio native, Rev. Lee commenced his official duties as pastor of St. John Baptist Church in 2005, “The Mighty Fortress.” As a foundation for the vision of his ministry at St. John, Rev. Lee uses the words of Paul as written in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared to them that love Him.” During Pastor Lee’s short tenure at St. John, over 1900 souls have surrendered their lives to Christ.
Hinesville, January 4th
For more than 21 years Vicky Nelson has served the Hinesville community in varies position such as the Development Authority Board, Family Connections and many others. on January 4th she affirmed her commitment in council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends Nelson was sworn in as the city councilwomen for the 3rd district. Nelson and fellow Councilwomen Reid, District 1, made history serving as the first elect African-America Councilwomen to serve the Hinesville community.
On behalf of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, the staff and the Board of Directors would like to congratulate Vicky Nelson on becoming the newly elected Councilwoman for District 3 within the City of Hinesville.
Mrs. Nelson has been a dedicated employee with Coastal Georgia Area CAA since 1999. During her tenure, she has served in many capacities such as Family Service Worker, Center Supervisor and most recently as the agency’s Compliance Officer. Her zeal, dedication to the community and compassion for people, particularly seniors and children, has always exemplified itself in her daily actions. Mrs. Nelson will be a positive, productive and progressive Councilwoman who will represent the City of Hinesville and District 3 with integrity and balance.
We wish her a successful tenure.
Brunswick Georgia ~ Coastal Georgia Area CAA is pleased to announce its first Chief Development Officer. After conducting a nationwide search, Zerik Samples, a native of Glynn County, joined the organization on January 4, 2016, and will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising initiatives, including marketing and communication, partnership opportunities for local businesses, managing grant writing efforts and cultivating individual donors and major gifts.
“Zerik joins us at a great time, as we diversify our revenue to bring in new donors to support the thousands of children and families in the nine counties that we serve,” said Tres Hamilton, CEO of Coastal Georgia Community Action Authority. “Zerik understands the power of relationships and issues families are facing and he undoubtedly will make great things happen through our collective philanthropic efforts.”
Prior to accepting this newly developed position, Samples served as the Executive Director of the McIntosh County YMCA where he led a local advisory board, 27 staff members, and volunteers, helping to meet and lead the strategic goals of the YMCA. His experience in the nonprofit sector includes being the Youth Development Grant Administrator for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Savannah, Georgia, where he developed learning objectives, organized curriculum, and delivered training for sixteen 21st Century Community Learning Centers sites. He also developed budgets, maintained grant documentation, and served as the main contact for grant audits performed by Department of Human Services.
Mr. Samples is currently an active member of the McIntosh County Rotary Club, the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and also serves as the Coordinator of the YMCA Teen Achievers Program. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Community Health and a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong State University.
“I am thrilled to join this amazing organization at this exciting juncture,” said Zerik Samples. “This is one of the largest community action organizations in the state and I am excited the search committee chose me to help create an aggressive fund development plan that will help change people's lives through our philanthropic efforts.”
About Coastal Georgia Area CAA, Inc.
The agency was founded in 1967 and is committed to helping to promote self-sufficiency, improve the quality of life of families through education, training, comprehensive services and advocacy. Coastal Georgia Area CAA, Inc. was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's "War on Poverty". Its mission is to promote self-sufficiency and will strive to improve the quality of life for families through education, training, comprehensive services and advocacy. The agency has developed a bold five year plan to serve more families, to secure additional diversified financial resources so it can continue in its effort of taking an holistic approach in providing the aforementioned comprehensive services to children and families in a nine county service area which includes Bryan, Camden, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall, and Wayne counties.
Coastal Georgia Community Action
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority promotes self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of families through education, training, comprehensive services and advocacy.