Community Partners – Environment

Community Partners – Environment

Greening Youth Foundation

100 Edgewood Ave, Suite 805 Atlanta GA 30307
Rachel Woods, Youth Programs Manager: 404-254-4827 rwoods@gyfoundation.org
Jaribu Chitunda, Youth Programs Manager: 404-254-4827 jchitunda@gyfoundation.org
The Greening Youth Foundation fuses technology, music, sports, literature and old-fashioned fun to teach children the importance of being stewards of our environment. GYF endeavors to achieve its mission through a comprehensive environmental education program which directly works with students and stresses the importance of recycling, water conservation, energy conservation and land conservation. The objective is to re-connect youth and young adults to the outdoors. The Foundation is a federal 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation dedicated to educating children about the importance of being stewards of our environment. This philosophy leads us to understand that environmentally enlightened children are the hope for our planet’s sustainable future. With the help of our corporate and community partners and fellow not-for-profits, we strive to educate a generation that is C.L.E.A.N. (Children Living Energetically Advancing Nature).

Hands on Atlanta

Natarsha Miller, Discovery Program Coordinator: 404-979-2830, nmiller@handsonatlanta.org
Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through service at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Hands On Atlanta volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving Atlanta’s environment, and more. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.

Keep Paulding Beautiful

60 County Services Ln, Dallas, GA 30132
(770) 443-0119 TLeonard@paulding.gov
Keep Paulding Beautiful desires to work with Paulding citizens to promote a clean and healthy environment in which to live, work and play.

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc.

P. O. Box 655
East Ellijay, GA 30539
Dedra Key de Chavez 829-409-8123
dedrakey@yahoo.com

Love and Grace Ministry, Inc. evangelizes, educates, empower, and eradicates hunger one lift at a time. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, Dedra Key de Chavez founded Love and Grace Ministry as a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their community in Ounaminthe, Haiti, to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. With one main school and four satellite schools, they currently provide 570 children with a Christ-centered education along with warm, nutritious meals and access to medical care and clothing. The organization strives to provide two to three meals per week, depending on donations, to the children while they are at school.

Omosaze Inc.

4585 Kinsdale Drive Mableton GA 30126
Melissa Rutherford 770-739-6786
info@omosaze.org
Provide reading instruction to low income, underperforming students through “Reading Saturday,” a Saturday program that combines one to one mentoring by volunteers and small group instruction by qualified teaching professionals.

Paulding County Historical Society & Museum

295 North Johnston St. Dallas Ga 30132
Dana Strack, 404-867-1879, drstrack3@gmail.com
To fill the minds of little ones and older ones with the history of Paulding County and beyond. Provide the most interesting “field trip” for every one to enjoy. Provide Genealogy information for any given family for the Paulding County area and local region. To discover, collect, and preserve all materials related to Paulding County and neighboring counties. To promote historical research. They need volunteers to divert sidewalk rainwater runoff away from building and grounds by installing a French drain at the bottom the bank below North Johnston Street. They need help with digitizing records and journals, and indexing them for public viewing on the internet. They also have already digitized several old journals that are ready to be indexed. They need help putting together data and items for new exhibits. and would like an exhibit to walk visitors through the history of Paulding County that starts with native local inhabitants, then pioneers, and so on. This exhibit should include historical milestones, social life, home life, and ways to make a living; the industries that have been important to Paulding County, such as agriculture, the textile industry, and railroads. Also, they need an exhibit to display the history of transportation with a focus on the Silver Comet train and Seaboard Air Line Railroad and would like to display a model of the railroads and trains. They are flexible with the dates.

Paulding County School District

The vision of the Paulding County School District is to provide a safe, healthy, supportive environment focused on learning and committed to high academic achievement. Contact the principal at the school you would like to volunteer to make arrangements.