News, events and Special Dates for Bartow County Georgia:)

Family Promise will meet June 19th
@ 6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church. For more
information, contact Pat Eberline @ This is an open meeting
to all.

Give a Kid a Chance will meet Thursday, June 26th
at 10:00 am at First Presbyterian
Church in the Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @

Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet next Friday, June 27th
following Bartow Collaborative. For more information, contact Alaina Price @

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can
receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free
of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held
Saturday, July 26th
at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale
Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @
Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12. Space is limited. A flier can be
downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June 16th

Georgia Family Connection Partnership is partnering with myON reader to support Get
Georgia Reading—Campaign for Grade-Level Reading which gives every k – 12
student, parent, educator, and librarian in Georgia free access to more than 5,000
enhanced digital books this summer through August 30. For more information, visit and click their blog tab to link to the program.

Goodwill Career Center
Check out NEW JUNE CALENDAR by visiting Collaborative website @ – Weekly Update – June 16th

Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is holding our annual Atlanta Career Conference on Wednesday,
June 25, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Smyrna Community Center. This all day
conference includes a series of workshops (see topics below) and individual face-to-face
consulting sessions that focus on helping people improve their nonprofit career
development strategies and job-seeking skills. Led by experienced and qualified career
consultants, nonprofit leaders, and subject matter experts, participants will learn how to
become more competitive in the nonprofit job marketplace. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with nonprofit organizations from around Atlanta that are currently
seeking volunteers. Registration is $79.00 and seating is limited. To register, visit and click on the Resources Tab – Events Calendar to register.
Use promo code OKCC14 to save $15.


NWGRC Area Agency on Aging
The Elder Abuse Team of the Lookout Mountain Domestic Violence Task Force is pleased
to be hosting the Northwest Georgia Senior Living Expo and “Seniors’ Got Talent”
Contest Friday, June 20th
from 9am – 2pm at the The Colonnade at Benton Place Campus
in Ringgold. This expo is developed for and will benefit the senior population in our
surrounding areas. Included in this Expo will be recreation, entertainment, farmers’ market,
volunteer opportunities, arts/crafts/hobbies, area agencies, health screenings, and elder
law, etc. We are offering a discounted vendor registration rate of $200 if received by May 1,
2014. After May 1, registration will be $250 and will remain open until Friday, May 30,
2014. A door prize is required for each vendor. For additional information or questions,
contact Sandra Israel at 256-630-7673 or If you have
any questions or need further information pertaining to businesses and for-profit booths at
this event, please contact Barbara Allison-Standefer at 423-504-9954 or

Soul Sista’s
A Different World college fair/ career day is a free community event that we will hold for
all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on July 19th from 9am-2pm. The youth must be
dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on interviewing for jobs, the college
experience, how to apply for financial aide, we will have HR managers on site to inform
them of what they are looking for, help them with building a resume when there is no job
experience and also have different college representatives on site to help with any
questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site as well so offer their
after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure these are your
options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those that are
seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. Our goal is to each one
teach one and help our youth be able to shine no matter what career path they choose. For
more information, contact Pamela Whitfield @