Important reminders …

Please review carefully…..wonderful projects going on in BARTOW!!!!

REMINDER….

The next Bartow Collaborative meeting will be Fri June 28th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. We will hear from Georgia Hope and Georgia Highlands. Please visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review the April Minutes and all attachments.

MEETINGS…

Family Promisewill meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com or Eric Lee @ eric@bridgingpeople.net.

(new) Bartow/Cherokee Systems of Care will meet Friday, June 21 beginning at 10:00 at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce. We will be discussing family involvement and sub-region collaboration. For more information contact Carolyn R. Johnson @ (770)607-6302 or email @ bartowprograms1@yahoo.com.

PARTNER EVENTS…..

(new) From Must Ministries

Calling for all volunteers…….Must Ministries needs daily assistance with the Summer Lunch Program in the Kingston area. If you could help in any way, please contact Chris Butler@ cbutler@mustministries.orgor Paula Rigsby @ prigsby@mustministries.orgor call 678-218-4488.

(new) From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance

Bartow Give a Kid a Chancewill be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. New this year – Registration will be ONLINE ONLY. Parents must pre-register at http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com by July 20. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry. You may link to the Event Flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website – Week of June 17.

Volunteers may also sign up via website @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. For questions about volunteering, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com. For questions about donations, please leave a message @ 678-719-2165 or email bartowgiveakidachance@gmail.com.

(new) From Atlanta Prosperity Campaign

The U.S. House of Representatives has just proposed a bill that would cause 2 million individuals to lose food stamps, and another 850,000 to see a decrease by about $90 a month. Advocacy work at the Atlanta Community Food Bank helps connect community voices, issues and stories to elected officials and public policy-makers in the fight against hunger and poverty. During the next couple of weeks congress will be debating the farm bill and they are trying to get information out to food stamp recipients -SNAP PROGRAM – how they can advocate themselves to the senators and legislators so that their food stamp benefits won’t get cut. You may link to the Advocacy Fliers on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website -Week of June 17. You may also contact Jolene J. Glenn @ 678-767-0502 or Jolene.gleenn@acfb.org.

(new) From Northwest Georgia Public Health District 1.1

Please join us in celebrating and supporting great health by encouraging more Georgia men, women and families to access resources needed improve their overall health and quality of life from generation to generation. We hope that you, your colleagues and organization enjoy sharing the resources featured in this brand new 2013 Georgia Diabetes Community Resource Guide. You may link to the Resource Guide on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website – Week of June 17. You may also contact http://www.nwgapublichealth.org or (706)295-6641.

From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter

Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations-participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ director@goodneighborshelter.org with questions or to make referrals

From Community Health Network

Cartersville Famers Marketis open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-noon. This Saturday, June 8th you can bring your questions and samples of your plan problem to get FREE gardening information and answers by Bartow County Master Gardner Volunteers. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information. You may link to the Special Fliers on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of June 10.

From Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
You and members of your organization are welcome to attend the upcoming 2013 Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit on June 26, 201 at 11:30 AM. This panel discussion will provide learning opportunities for professionals and caregivers working with older adults. Topics include an overview of assistive devices for diabetes management for individuals with vision impairment; a medical overview of diabetes, kidney disease, and dialysis options; and an overview of dietary needs for individuals with kidney disease. RSVP by Friday, May 30th to Carrie Lloyd at (404) 602-4360 or by email at cloyd@cviga.org.

From MUST Ministries

MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at kmoore@mustministries.org. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website.

From Action Ministries

Join 2,000 of your Georgia neighbors on Labor Day – Sept. 2 – for the second annual Action Dash 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run race to beat the cycle of poverty. The nearest location is in Rome. Together, we will run and walk to support Action Ministries in its mission to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Register now @ http://www.actiondash.org.

WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS…

(new) Georgia Center for Nonprofit will provide a free training… Preparing nonprofit finances for foundations and banks. Wednesday, June 19 from 10-11:30 in Marietta. The training will focus on organizations interested in learning about establishing healthy banking relationships, budget management and cash flow forecasting. Cathi Spornick, Nonprofit Loan Fund administrator, will facilitate the training session. During the session, nonprofits will be able to hear about The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Loan Fund and the resources available to help organizations weather short-term cash crunches. To register contact Josh Phillipson @ 404-588-3216 or email @ jphillipson@cfgreateratlanta.org.

(new) You’re invited to join Voices for Georgia’s Children and Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) this Thursday, June 20, for the next panel discussion in our Off-Session Policy Series. This month our topic is Community-based Services: Prevention, Intervention, Diversion and the New Juvenile Code. The event will be held from 2-3:30 pm @ the Ann Cramer Room at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. Confirmed Panelists include Judge Sheri Roberts, Juvenile Court Newton County, Brad Bryant, Executive Director, Georgia Foundation for Public Education, Sharon L. Hill, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Family and Children Services, Heather McDaniel, Administrator, Youth Development Division, Governor’s Office for Children and Families, Joe Vignati, Justice Division Administrator for the Governor’s Office for Children and Families. For questions, contact Polly McKinney, Voices’ advocacy director, at pmckinney@georgiavoices.org.

Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is now accepting applications for the next BBB train-the-trainer workshop, to be held August 22 – 23, 2013 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Monday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bbgeorgia.org.

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Important News, information and dates for Bartow County GA

REMINDER….

The next Bartow Collaborative meeting will be Fri June 28th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. We will hear from Georgia Hope and Georgia Highlands Please visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org for more information or to see archive eblast, attachments, or to download the Resource Directory.

(new) NEWSWORTHY….

When it comes to civic health, Georgia is ailing. We like to talk about politics, but we don’t turn out to vote. We don’t trust our neighbors; we’re not volunteering; we’re not active in our communities; and we don’t have confidence in our public schools, the media, or corporations.

This is according to the Georgia Civic Health Index-the first study of its kind in the state that GaFCP released today with our partners at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA, GeorgiaForward, and the National Conference on Citizenship. To obtain the report, fact sheet and additional information, please visit Georgia Family Connection’s webpage @ http://www.gafcp.org and click Special Iniative – Georgia Civil Health Index.

MEETINGS…

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Monday, June 17 @ 1:00 pm @ First Presbyterian Church (room right next to Fellowship Hall). For more information contact Terry Terrell @ tafproperties2@yahoo.com.

Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources of Bartow County will meet Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-11:30 @ Bartow County Courthouse Human Resources Conference Room. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ molly.schultz@yahoo.com.

Family Promisewill meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Eric Lee @ 770-331-9770 or email @ eric@bridgingpeople.net.

PARTNER EVENTS…..

(new) From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance

TODAY, JUNE 10th is Bartow Give A Kid A Chance Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A. A portion of sales the entire day will be donated to the county-wide school supply distribution program. Eat chicken and support our children!!!

The annual school supply distribution will be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. Parents must pre-register their child (ren) online ONLY @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry.

For more information on volunteering or donating, contact BGAKAC voicemail @ 678-719-2165 or email bartowgiveakidachance@gmail.com. You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter

Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations-participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ director@goodneighborshelter.org with questions or to make referrals.

(new) From Community Health Network

Cartersville Famers Marketis open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-noon. This Saturday, June 8th you can bring your questions and samples of your plan problem to get FREE gardening information and answers by Bartow County Master Gardner Volunteers. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information. You may link to the Special Fliers on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of June 10.

From Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
You and members of your organization are welcome to attend the upcoming 2013 Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit on June 26, 201 at 11:30 AM. This panel discussion will provide learning opportunities for professionals and caregivers working with older adults. Topics include an overview of assistive devices for diabetes management for individuals with vision impairment; a medical overview of diabetes, kidney disease, and dialysis options; and an overview of dietary needs for individuals with kidney disease. RSVP by Friday, May 30th to Carrie Lloyd at (404) 602-4360 or by email at cloyd@cviga.org

From MUST Ministries

MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at kmoore@mustministries.org. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

(new) From Action Ministries

Join 2,000 of your Georgia neighbors on Labor Day – Sept. 2 – for the second annual Action Dash 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run race to beat the cycle of poverty. The nearest location is in Rome. Together, we will run and walk to support Action Ministries in its mission to mobilize communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Register now @ http://www.actiondash.org

WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS…

(new) Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is now accepting applications for the next BBB train-the-trainer workshop, to be held August 22 – 23, 2013 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Monday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bbgeorgia.org.

SUMMER CAMPS…

Quality Care for Childrenhas developed a website specifically for parents who are searching just for the right summer camp. Visit http://www.allgacamps.org to search for camps by type, location and cost. Great resource and it’s free!

WinShapewill host a four-daylong camp for 1st-6th graders June 24-28, 2013 @ Excel Christian Academy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Bible study, worship, recreation and a skill class. For more information contact Lisa Bandy at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 770-382-1977 or visit http://www.winshapecamps.org/communities.

Camp Bartow hosted by Bartow County Recreation Department will begin in June. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 for $75 per week. Camp includes Field Trip Fridays. For more information call 770-387-5149 or visit http://www.bartowga.org and click on the Parks and Recreation Tab.

Cartersville City will be hosting football, aquatics, gymnastics, tennis, football and football cheer camps beginning in June. For more information call 770-387-5626 or visit http://www.cityofcartersville.org. Fees vary according to the camp.

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance program seeking volunteers

BARTOW GIVE A KID A CHANCE 2013

First of all, thank you to those of you who volunteered with Bartow Give a Kid a Chance last summer. With your help, we were able to provide 1400 Bartow County at-risk children with new backpacks, t-shirts, school supplies, haircuts, and a sack lunch. The children were also provided with hearing, vision and dental screenings. All of these goods and services were provided free of charge due to the generosity of local churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Cartersville Civic Center (435 W. Main Street, Cartersville). This year we will serve all eligible Bartow County children at ONE location.

In 2013, we hope to serve even more children. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU VOLUNTEER WITH US! If you would like to help, please go to http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com and click the “Volunteer or Donate” tab. (If this link doesn’t open the website, please copy and paste onto your browser).

Registration for students is also on our website. If you know a family with a financial need, please encourage them to register their school age children (pre-K – 12th grade).

If you would like to volunteer as a hairdresser or Spanish/English translator, we would love to have your help! Please contact me directly rather than signing up through the website if you would like to offer these skills.

Please contact Carolyn Fairchild if you have any questions at csfairchild@mindspring.com or 770-386-4366.

Thank you for supporting the children of Bartow County and we look forward to working with you this summer!

Important news, events and dates for Bartow County Ga

REMINDER….
The next Bartow Collaborative meeting will be Fri June 28th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. We will hear from Georgia Hope and Georgia Highlands Please visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org for more information or to see archive eblast, attachments, or to download the Resource Directory.

MEETINGS…
Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Monday, June 17 @ 1:00 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Terry Terrell @ tafproperties2@yahoo.com.

Behavioral and Emotional Health Resources of Bartow County will meet Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-11:30 @ Bartow County Courthouse Human Resources Conference Room. For more information contact Molly Schultz @ molly.schultz@yahoo.com.

Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 20 @ 6:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Eric Lee @ 770-331-9770 or email @ eric@bridgingpeople.net.

PARTNER EVENTS…..
From Bartow Give a Kid a Chance
The annual school supply distribution will be Saturday, Aug. 3 @ Cartersville Civic Center. Parents must pre-register their child (ren) online ONLY @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, they may register @ any branch of the Bartow County Library, Cartersville Career Center, and NorthPoint Church Food Pantry. For more information, contact BGAKAC voicemail @ 678-719-2165 or email bartowgiveakidachance@gmail.com. You may also link to the Event flyer on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

There are 3 opportunities for you to support Bartow Give a Kid a Chance on June 10th. Eat breakfast at Chick-fil-A, eat lunch at Chick-fil-A, eat dinner at Chick-fil-A. BGAKAC Spirit Day will be Monday, June 10 all day the Cartersville location. A portion of sales the entire day will be donated to the county-wide school supply distribution program.

From the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter is looking for referrals for its new Transitional Housing Program called “The Next Steps.” There are minimum program expectations—participants must be working at least 20 hours per week and taking classes for 9 hours per week. Contact Jessica Mitcham @ director@goodneighborshelter.org with questions or to make referrals. You may link to the Program Expectations flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

From Community Health Network
Cartersville Famers Market will be open June 1-Sept 28. The market is located in downtown Cartersville at 10 N. Public Square at Founders Oak Park between the fountains and City Hall. Please stop by and support our local farmers! Contact 770-607-3480 for more information.

(new) From Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
You and members of your organization are welcome to attend the upcoming 2013 Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit on June 26, 201 at 11:30 AM. This panel discussion will provide learning opportunities for professionals and caregivers working with older adults. Topics include an overview of assistive devices for diabetes management for individuals with vision impairment; a medical overview of diabetes, kidney disease, and dialysis options; and an overview of dietary needs for individuals with kidney disease. RSVP by Friday, May 30th to Carrie Lloyd at (404) 602-4360 or by email at cloyd@cviga.org
(new) From iKyRos Initiative
iKyRos, a new nonprofit in Bartow County, is looking for space to conduct a study group and life coaching 1 – 2 evenings per week. The new nonprofit will be focusing on fitness, peer support and wellness for those experiencing racing thoughts and trouble focusing. The organization will eventually offer scuba diving certification, snorkeling lessons, and swimming lessons for those that have difficulty in experiencing peace and quiet. For more information contact Jennifer Stone @ 678-823-3587 or visit http://www.ikyros.org

From The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign
The Community Food Bank and Feeding American have begun the Hunger in America Survey. This survey is very important in getting an accurate picture of hunger in our communities. We need volunteers to help with this huge project! This project goes on until the end of August all across northwest Georgia so there are many opportunities to participate. You may link to a detailed flier on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, you can contact the ACFB at 404-832-4965, hungerstudy@acfb.org, or http://www.acfb.org/hunger-study

From MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries is helping clients in Bartow in need of rapid rehousing. Potential clients must be working and have some form of income. Referrals can be made to Kendra Moore at kmoore@mustministries.org. You may link to the Referral Form on our WEEKLY UPDATE page of the website-Week of May 27.

From Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol
The Coalition would like you to visit their website http://www.rethinkthedrink.org or follow them on Facebook to Take the Pledge to Rethink the Drink. For more information Scott Sherwin @ scott.sherwin@preventalcoholmisuse.com or 678-721-5922.

WEBINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS
From NW Georgia Public Health
The Rollins School of Public Health is sponsoring two free training locally @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Health Literacy/Cultural Competency Training will be held Tuesday, June 3. The training will focus on enhancing communication skills by teaching strategies to incorporate key principles of health literacy and cultural competency into existing programs. Analyzing Health Behaviors: Practical Skills for the Public Health Professional will be held June 4. The training will provide practical information on analyzing health behaviors to develop effective interventions. You must register online for both trainings @ http://www.sph.emory.edu/ephtc. For more information contact Tara Redd @ tredd@emory.edu
or 404-712-2606.

Fathers and male family members play an important role in the lives of their children, families, and Head Start and Early Head Start communities. To support program efforts to improve partnerships with fathers and the significant men in children’s lives, the Office of Head Start (OHS) will release new fatherhood resources during Father Engagement Week (June 3 – June 7, 2013). A new resource will be issued each day at 12 noon on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ Please be sure to register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 4, at 3 p.m. EDT.

SUMMER CAMPS
Quality Care for Children has developed a website specifically for parents who are searching just for the right summer camp. Visit http://www.allgacamps.org to search for camps by type, location and cost. Great resource and it’s free!

Georgia Power is sponsoring “Mentoring a Girl in Construction” Summer Camps in Bartow County. This is a free, one-week, day camp designed to introduce high school girls to exciting careers in construction. Girls will gain marketable skills and experience the exhilaration of successfully performing difficult tasks which builds self-confidence and boosts self-image. For more information or to register contact Janet Queen @ JALQueen@southernco.com.

WinShape will host a four-daylong camp for 1st-6th graders June 24-28, 2013 @ Excel Christian Academy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Bible study, worship, recreation and a skill class. For more information contact Lisa Bandy at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 770-382-1977 or visit http://www.winshapecamps.org/communities.

BlazeCamp will be held from May 28-June 1, 2013 for youth 8-18 with physical disabilities, 5 day/4 night residential camp in Warm Springs, GA. For more information contact http://www.blazesports.org/programs/blazecamp or email gsharp@blazesports.org.

Camp Bartow hosted by Bartow County Recreation Department will begin in June. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 8-5 for $75 per week. Camp includes Field Trip Fridays. For more information call 770-387-5149 or visit http://www.bartowga.org and click on the Parks and Recreation Tab.

Cartersville City will be hosting football, aquatics, gymnastics, tennis, football and football cheer camps beginning in June. For more information call 770-387-5626 or visit http://www.cityofcartersville.org. Fees vary according to the camp.

Goodwill Job Fair in Cartersville GA

June Job Fair
Several Employers & Resources will be Present
Thursday, JUNE 6th , 2013
10:00am – 1:00pm
COMPANIES PARTICIPATING:

Creative Interventions Inc.
Lowes
O’Reilly Auto Parts
T I Automotive
Child Care Development
(Possibly Walgreens or later)
2 Work Staffing
Ashton Staffing
Elwood Staffing

Please bring several copies of your resume. Candidates should dress professional and bring a black or blue ink pen.

MULTI BUSINESS JOB FAIR

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

GOODWILL CAREER CENTER
(located inside the
Cartersville Goodwill store)
929 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE
Cartersville, GA 30120

For Additional information
Please contact:
Joan or Phyllis
770-276-7026 or
pbunch@gmail.com

RESOURCES :
CNA, Dental & Healthcare Certification information
Chattahoochee Technical – Education
Job Corp – Job Club
Safe Link – Free Phones
Senior Veterans Resources
Positions Hiring:
Assembly
Automotive Parts Retail evenings & weekends
Carpet Swatcher
Cashiers
Chemist
Child Care Teachers, Full & Part time positions
Retail Customer Service
Forklift Operators
Fire Systems Technician
General Labor
HVAC Technician
Metal Assembly
Metal Press operator
Shipping Clerks
Therapist, CSI, IFI team lead, Nurse, Psychiatrist
Warehouse Security Guards