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Causes: Community Recreational Centers, Sports

Mission: provide art, education, recreation and community building to Clarkston and Greater DeKalb County residents

Results: renovated 1920 school building, 100% increase in the number of people served from 2010 to 2011, added two new initiatives Clarkston Food Security Initiative and Clarkston Youth Initiative to address two chronic problems faced by our community members.

Target demographics: low income families, working families, culturally and ethnically diverse and under-served community, limited English proficiencymen and women aged 5 and above.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18,000

Geographic areas served: Clarkston and greater metro DeKalb county in Georgia

Programs: Student Success Program includes Afterschool Program, GED/Advanced ESL program, Clarkston Youth Initiaitve, Open Play Clarkston Food Security Initiative - includes Food Bank, Food Coop, Farmers Market, Community Garden Senior Refugee Program Art hub for artists and performers Health and entertainment events including Tai-Chi, Zumba, Uhuru dancers, Blue grass festival and more

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CCC is a wonderful venue for all kinds of activities. It is always hopping with unique and fun events like contra dancing, Fall Festivals, Thanksgiving Potlucks not to mention offering great programs like the food bank, gardens and art classes.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never have I experienced a community center that so completely embodies that name. The CCC has truly become the center of our community and a beloved and invaluable member of the community as well.
I have worked with a lot of non-profits, both in community service and in the arts, and rarely have I seen one that does so much, so right.
The CCC is a cornerstone of our community, and also has thriving relationships with our other cornerstones, making the overall community much stronger. I love having the CCC as my neighbor, as part of my community -- and, speaking as someone who's also made a career in community service and non-profit work, they are a great inspiration to me in my own work as well.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center has provided crucial support for community building in the Clarkston area for several years. More recently, the Center has begun expanding the number and variety of services it offers to local residents. As a result, the Center now plays a central role in improving the lives of many in the Clarkston community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an employee, I can say that it's as much of a pleasure to work at the Clarkston Community Center as it is to participate in the wonderful events that bring the Clarkston community together.

Janet43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I dance nearly every Friday night with the Chattahoochee Country Dancers, and am astounded by the fabulous work being done at the Clarkston Community Center. From the Local Farmers Market, to Art Exibits, Yoga, Zumba, ESL classes, this place is always hopping with activity. And it's all centered around bringing people together, building community, and fostering friendships among the most diverse demographic spectrum imaginable. I'm so thankful for the CCC and all the blessings it brings to us.

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development 12/11/2012

What would fridays at CCC look like without the Chattahoochee Contra Dancers? We love the diversity of folks you bring each week to the Center. And the live music makes it even better.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the CCC! I have volunteered there only once; mostly I just enjoy going there and experiencing the life of the community. My husband, daughter and I have all made music with the folks at "Goatville Jam", a wonderful group of pickers, strummers and singers. While we're there playing old-time American country music, we see African dancers practicing in one part of the CCC and immigrants studying for the citizenship test in another. We've enjoyed the photography exhibits and the monthly farmers' market as well. This is a real COMMUNITY center with something for everyone!

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development 12/11/2012

Thank you! We love your involvement in the community center!