United Way of Bartow partners with SJD Health and Fitness for 5K readiness

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We are happy to announce that with our upcoming 2016 Turkey Trot 5K at Sam Smith Park, we have partnered with SJD Health and Fitness to help you get in shape and ready to run. We know many of you would like to participate in our annual Turkey Trot 5K fundraiser, but may have never run in a 5K before (or maybe it’s been a long time since you last ran one).

With that in mind, personal trainer Susan Delmonico is taking sign-ups for her upcoming Couch to 5K program, which will start on Monday, September 12th and have you ready to run in our 5K by November 19th. You can sign-up for the Couch to 5K by visiting Susan’s website or by clicking on the links below. Also, you can get your registration set for this year’s Turkey Trot by clicking on the flier below. Additionally, you can LIKE and SHARE our dedicated Turkey Trot Facebook page and you can learn more about the United Way of Bartow County by visiting our website.

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Let’s make 2016 one of the best Turkey Trots ever! All proceeds raised through this event remain in Bartow County to help aid the 16+ non-profit partner agencies we support each and every day.

Turkey Trot Flier and Registration 2016

Couch to 5K flier

Couch to 5K – Registration Form

 

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2015 Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award Program

2015 ATLANTA FALCONS COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK AWARD PROGRAM

 

The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award program recognizes volunteers throughout the state of Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities.  We know that many organizations rely on quality volunteers to create and facilitate programs that benefit many lives throughout the state of Georgia and this award is designed to recognize and reward these individuals.

 

Each month during the 2015 season, beginning in September, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected.  The four winners will each receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to the Sunday, December 27 game against the Carolina Panthers
  • A $1,000 grant from NFL Foundation to the organization served

Nominations will be accepted July 20 – November 11, 2015 and winners will be announced monthly:

September winner will be announced September 1
October winner will be announced October 1
November winner will be announced November 3
December winner will be announced December 1

 

In addition, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback MVP will be selected by a panel of civic and community leaders and announced at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner.  The winner will receive an additional $4,000 grant from NFL Foundation to the organization served.
Nomination forms may be submitted online at www.atlantafalcons.com/communityquarterback.  Nominations must also include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)3 non-profit documentation in order to be considered.

 

For additional information contact Maddy Cuono at mcuono@falcons.nfl.com or at 770-965-4335.

 

 

 

News, happenings and Important dates around Bartow County Ga

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT…
The Board of Directors of Bartow Collaborative, Inc. has extended the application deadline
for the position of Executive Director to Friday, July 10, 2015. Interested candidates
should submit include the position title in the subject line and submit cover letter, resume
and three references via email to bcedresume@gmail.com. To download the job
announcement, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – left tab.
REMINDER…
Thanks to Rachel McCrickard from Georgia Hope for providing bagels at Friday’s
Collaborative Meeting. Additionally, the Collaborative appreciates Rachel, Larry Silver, and
Patrick Nelson for sharing information about their respective agencies. Bartow
Collaborative will NOT meet in July and will resume Friday, August 28th at the First
Presbyterian Church in Cartersville.
NEED TO KNOW…
Bartow Give a Kid A Chance will be held Saturday, July 25th at the Bartow County
College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open
@ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is
limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June
16th.
Bartow County Library
Patrons of The Bartow County Library System can now access their favorite digital
magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a nextgeneration
digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high
quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. The Bartow County
Library System has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines like Consumer
Reports, Southern Living, Field & Stream and so much more. Patrons now have the option
of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines may be viewed on your
computer or can be downloaded to your tablet or phone via a free native app for offline
reading anytime anywhere. Visit bartowlibraryonline.org and select the Flipster link to start
browsing digital magazines today! To learn more about Flipster, visit
http://flipster.ebsco.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Center will host a Multi-Employer Job Fair July 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public the focus of the hiring event is to bring employers
and job seekers together to discuss present or future jobs opportunities available. Although
it is our desire to accommodate every invited guest, space limitations dictate that
reservations be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If your organization wishes to
participate, please email James Benham, jbenham@ging.org, and CC Phyllis Bunch,
pbunch@ging.org. Registration Form for employers and the July Calendar for the
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available to download from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org or
from http://www.goodwillng.org.
(new) Youth Explosion
Youth Explosion will be held July 18-19. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson
at johnsonc@bartowga.org.
Leadership Bartow Alumni Association
The next LBAA Continuing Education Series will be held Wednesday, July 22 at the
Chamber from 8 till 9 AM. Rex Bishop, Vice President for Economic Development at
Chattahoochee Technical College will present “Teams & Team Building.” Registration is
$10 per person which includes chick-fil-a biscuit, orange juice and coffee. Contact Cheryl
Hyde for more information @ 770-382-1466 or cheryl@cartersvillechamber.com
(new) MentorBartow
MentorBartow will host Mentor Training on July 9th, August 25th, and Sept. 22nd . For
more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
(new) Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the region, shaping its character and affecting the
lives of its residents. It is where “community” begins. To support and further this thinking,
the Community Foundation is hosting Neighborhood Summit on Sept. 26th. This day-long
event designed for residents from 10 metro Atlanta counties to connect and discuss a
common, inclusive agenda for strengthening the region. The Neighborhood Summit
provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic organizations and community partners to meet,
exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants attend workshops,
enjoy exhibits, and network with peer community leaders and elected officials. The theme
for 2015 is Embracing the Power of Education! Early Bird Registration by or before August
31, 2015, General Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is
$15.00/person*, and Groups (5 or more individuals) is $10.00/person. To register, visit
http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-
718-0040.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE…
Bartow College and Career Academy
The Academy had two teaching positions, engineering and healthcare, available for the
2015-2016 school year. If you know of someone highly qualified and interested in teaching,
please have them complete the application TeachGeorgia, http://www.teachgeorgia.org.
Advocates for Children
Advocates is preparing to launch its newest program, Parents as Teachers, an intensive
and friendly in-home parent education program. The organization will be hiring individuals
to be become certified Parents as Teachers Parent Educators. Interested individuals should
have a Bachelor or four-year degree in early childhood education, social work health,
psychology or related degree. Those with two year degree or 60 college hours in early
childhood will also be considered. To download complete job description, visit
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Eblast June 22nd. Resumes should be submitted to
Liz@advochild.org by July 2nd. For more information, contact Liz Fox @ 678-605-9023.
Healthcare Staffing
Positions available in Cobb County include RN – Labor and Delivery 7a-7p for 36/hour work
week; RN – Cardiac Operating Room: must be trained in coronary artery bypass grafting,
valve repair and replacement surgery, aortic arch surgery for 32-40/hr work week;
Floating RN’s between different departments for 36/hr work week; Cardiac Operating Room
Nurse – combo shift- 6:30a-3p and 10:30a-7p for 32-40/hr work week. All RN’s that are
needed are located at the same Hospital. RN’s must have a Georgia State Nursing License.
If interested, please email resumes to Tracy Cameron tcameron@healthcare-staffing.com
or Fax resumes to the attention of Tracy Cameron- 770-991-1557.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
AddictionSolutions
Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This
session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both
adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to
meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional
information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment.
Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga
To register, visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @
770-714-7605.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal
entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues
pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may
submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media
avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by
Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

Special Events, Happenings and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, June 26th at the First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15, meeting promptly @ 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear from Georgia Hope, Allatoona Resource Center, and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Bartow Collaborative will not meet the month of July. To review the May Collaborative Meeting minutes, download from http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. MEETINGS… Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 18th @ 6:30pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Dee Anne Wyse @ dawyse@bellsouth.net. Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Friday, June 26th at 9:30 @ First Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Dennis Collier @ dwc1945@gmail.com. NEED TO KNOW… Bartow Give a Kid A Chance 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 25 th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June 1st. Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Financial assistance is available to pay for GED testing. Contact Tallatoona Bartow HRDC 140 Douglas Street, Suite 108 in Cartersville, GA 30120 or call 770-382-4222. Blood Assurance Our community is experiencing shortages of both O Positive and O Negative blood types. Currently, there is a two day supply of inventory. O negative is the universal blood type and can be used by anyone in a trauma situation. O positive is the most common blood type and has a high usage. Your one donation can save three lives. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. The Cartersville Center is located at 921 B Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE next to the Goodwill. For more information about Blood Assurance, please call 1-800-962-0628 or go to http://www.BloodAssurance.org. PARTNER EVENTS… (new)The Goodwill Career Center The Center would like to invite you to our Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is at no cost to participate and there is space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. Bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair. If you wish to participate,contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org. You may also download both the June Calendar and the Job Fair registration form from the Collaborative website – http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. Bartow County Long-Range Transportation Planning You are invited to Bartow on the Move, a Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Drop by and learn what it takes to keep Bartow moving and enter to win one of several drawings for prizes from local vendors for car washes, oil changes, tool sets, and more! Allatoona Community Complex You are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening for Allatoona Community Complex will be held June 17th from 11am-6pm. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be at 11:30am. Stop by to meet the Staff, tour the Resource Center, Gymnasium, Compacting and Recycling Facility, and learn more about the programs which will be available. Refreshments and youth activities will also be available. The Complex is located at 6505 Glade Road in Acworth. For more information, contact 770-387-5133. (new) Bartow County Juvenile Court Motivational Night with Ronnie Brown. Cartersville’s own Ronnie Brown, Alumni of Cartersville High, Graduate of Auburn University and NFL First Round Draft Pick will be at Cartersville High School Football Stadium on Friday, June 19th 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open @ 5:30 pm with Music, Concessions, $5.00 Raffle Tickets (X-Box One, Ipad, many other Prizes) including a Ronnie Brown Helmet to the highest bidder. Donations accepted in lieu of Admissions with all proceeds supporting programs of Juvenile Court, including the SKORE program. For more information, contact Scott Sherwin @ Scott.Sherwin@dhs.ga.gov. (new) Friends of Red Top Outdoor Classroom Launch/Community Info event will be held June 23th @ 2:00 pm. For more information, contact Damon Kirkpatrick @ damon.kirkpatrick@friendsofgastateparks.org. Georgia Highlands College Georgia Highlands Medical Services is hosting a Medicare Wellness Expo in Cumming on June 25th from 1:30-5:30 at the Cumming Family Health Center (260 Elm Street, Cumming GA 30040). Georgia Highlands Medical Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center and serves seniors in North Georgia. There will be speakers discussing Breast Health, Understanding Medicare, and more. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel @ 770.887.1668 ext 1117. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… AddictionSolutions Counseling Skills and Dynamics of the Group Process in Treating Substance Use Disorders will be held Saturday June 27th, from 9:00 to 4:30. This session will address required group facilitator skills, resistance and aggressive clients, managing the opening and closing of a group and most important keeping the attention of the group. The session will provide valuable leadership skills in delivering group counseling and education. Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment. Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga To register visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605. Chattahoochee Technical College A Welding Course will be offered in the fall at the Bartow County College & Career Academy. Interested parties may contact Carla Smith @ 770-606-5800 ext. 3015 or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu. JOB POSTINGS Highland Rivers Highland Rivers is hiring two full time Social Service Providers and two Social Service Techs for Clubhouse setting in Cartersville. Social Service Providers must have an Associate License in the state of Georgia. (LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT); prefer bi-lingual and must have at least 6 months working with Child and Adolescence. Social Service Providers will maintain working relationship with school personnel, assist in the identification and development of evidence- based curriculum for providing individual and group services in the Clubhouse setting, provide assessments, individual, family, crisis and group counseling for consumers according to their treatment plans, and manage a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current and consumer charts are closed accordingly. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. The Social Service Tech will provide direct service to consumers and assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training and modeling. The candidate will provide assessments, monitoring, and assistance to consumer with self-management of psychiatric symptoms, assistance with the youth and family/responsible caregivers in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency, and actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery team meetings. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and 6 months working with Child and Adolescence consumers. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to 706- 624-8328. NOTEWORTHY… Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

News, updates and important things happening in Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will not meet in Decembe. Our monthly meetings will resume on Friday, January 23rd. More details to follow.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.
WISH TO VOLUNTER THIS HOLIDAY? Salvation Army contact Michelle Wilson @ 770-386-6256.
Annual Toyo Tire Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 20th contact Tina Jennings at 678-899-9525 or tina@panamacitycondovacations.com.
PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS…
Goodwill of North Georgia
The December Multi-Employer Job Fair will be held on Thursday, December 11th from 10:00am – 12:30pm, with lunch immediately following. To download a registration form or The December calendar, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org, Weekly Update Dec. 1st. If you have employed any individuals from any of the previous job fairs, please contact James Benham (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org for their annual reports.
The 6th Annual Toyo Tire Bartow Community Christmas Luncheon will be held Saturday, Dec. 20th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 W Main St in Cartersville. For more information, contact Tina Jennings at 678-899-9525 or tina@panamacitycondovacations.com.
(new)The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ United Community Bank Community Room – 4000 Appalachian Highway in Blue Ridge; Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Pickens County Community Center Room 3 – 1329 Camp Road in Jasper; Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome Restaurant – 1201 North 3rd Avenue Jasper.
Legal & Financial Planning – Thursday, February 26th, 2015 from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
Mercy Care of Rome and Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Community and Southern Bank in Blue Ridge.
Foundations of Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers will be held January 7th & 8th , 2015 @ Rome-Floyd County Library.
Living With Alzheimer’s Disease (an 8-week series) will begin on Tuesdays at 10:00 starting February 3. These programs will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association (922 East Morris Street, Dalton). February 3, 10, & 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Early stage (for those in the early stage of the disease as well as their care partners). February 24, March 3 & 10 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Middle stage (for caregivers of people in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s). March 17 & 24 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Late stage (for caregivers of those in the late stage of the disease).
Aging & Disability Resource Connection and the Alzheimer’s Association will offer their Annual Caregiver Conference on April 30, 2015. The deadline for sponsorship is March 16, 2015. The deadline to be an exhibitor is March 31, 2015 and the deadline for individual registration is April 15, 2015. Exhibitors are welcome to provide a door prize to be given away the day of the conference. Door prizes will be for family caregivers. In order to simplify the process, each exhibitor will handle the drawing for his/her door prize at his/her table.
To download registration forms, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org, Weekly Update Dec. 1. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or rdavis@alz.org
Registration for the above listed events is free, but required. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.
MUST Ministries
MUST Ministries Housing Services are centralizing all requests for assistance to determine the housing needs in the communities served. If you receive a phone call inquiring about housing, or if you have a client that may require an assessment for housing services with Must Ministries, please direct those inquiries to 770-790-3911 (ext. 1171) or send emails to housingservices@mustministries.org.
Bartow Health Access
The Louis B. Tonsmeire, Sr., Clinic introduces Dr. Alan Barnes providing Family Practice. The clinic is located at 31 Pointe North (across Tennessee Street from the movie theater)
in Cartersville. Hours of operation include Monday, 12pm-8pm, Tuesday, 9am-5pm and Wednesday, 12pm-8pm. $45 per visit, with a sliding fee scale based on income. Please call for appointment 678-535-7216. Behavioral Health for adults and youth are also available through Highland Rivers by calling 1-800-729-5700. Bartow County Social Services are also available Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Call for appointment @ 770- 387-5133.

United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street Starting July 1st.  For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

July 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula
Crayons – 24 ct. box — Canned Fruit

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!

Important dates and new for Bartow County Georgia!

In partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Bartow Collaborative
presents Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main
St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia
Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social
services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for
those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. At the end of this
course participants will be able to:
-Identify key parts of your organization that can accelerate or hinder your growth.
-Evaluate current operations and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations
performance.
-Diagnose business challenges and areas for development. Participants will evaluate current operations
and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations performance.

Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of
the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League.

Visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review minutes from the May
23rd
Collaborative Meeting.

(all new) MEETINGS…..
Bartow Family Promise will meet this THURSDAY July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm at
Northpointe Church in Adairsville. Fundraising Tem will meet prior to the full team. For more
information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Mentor Bartow Team will meet next Thursday, July 24th, 2014 @ 9:00 am at The Teen
Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact Alaina Price @
APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human
Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important
gathering on Thusday, July 31st
from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville.
The Alliance is an interfaith nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to
share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more
information, contact Lynn Green @ Lynn Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or
770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Thursday, August 18th
@ 2:00pm at Teen Center
(140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

THINGS TO KNOW…
(new) FAMILY PROMISE LIVE 72-HOUR ONLINE AUCTION!
ONLY 10 HOURS ARE LEFT!!!! Visit the Bartow Family Promise website
http://www.familypromisebartow.com to bid on wonderful items. All proceeds are going to help the
homeless children and families of Bartow County through Family Promise.

(new) “Look Again” is DECAL’s (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)
campaign calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this
summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. The basic message of
the campaign: When exiting a vehicle, look again in and under every seat in the vehicle to
ensure that you don’t overlook. To check out the video, visit

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. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 19 @
http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. We are in DESPERATE NEED of volunteers! You can
sign up online as well!!!

PARTNER EVENTS…
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 THIS SATURDAY 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 aid, 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. For more
information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.

(new) NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free July Lunch and Learns on Wednesday,
July 16th
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA
30161. We will be talking about how the lives of people, with and without disabilities, have
changed in the past 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. We will
focus on the history, changes in attitude, people with disabilities as participants in society,
aging in place and universal design, and we will wrap it up with silly things that have
happened to us relating to our disabilities.Topics to be covered include Defining
relationships, healthy boundaries, safe cyber-dating, taking responsibility, love vs. lust, and
myths about sexuality and people with disabilities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a
disability or not; we all have questions about the complexities of relationships in today’s
society. The staff will share their knowledge and will use an “Ask-it Basket” where you may
put your written questions and remain anonymous. Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or
sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or
call 706.314.0008. Goodwill Career Center
To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative
website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 14th
or visit http://www.goodwillng.org.
For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.

Must Ministries
Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in
Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-
2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and
times 770.445.9303.

On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant
kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified
worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a
70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate
of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @
bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.

(new) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they
celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th
from
5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For
more information, contact 770-382-7224.

Cartersville Downtown Development
Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional
opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries,
various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to
see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th
, the Downtown
Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits
may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote
any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific
items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event
will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more
information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will
sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first
on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and
prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd
@ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire
Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child
welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact
Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.

Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is
now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching
Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m.
The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and
documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees
must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year
and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of
someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page
(http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more
information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU