CLARKSTON COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.97 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 3701 College Ave Clarkston GA 30021 USA

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
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to CCC as a volunteer for Hands on Atlanta Day. After taking a tour of the facility, I found that a lot of the programs offered by the center were things I shared an interest in; such after school programs, senior refugee programs and artist programs. I volunteered to help with programs and joined the board.
Since becoming a part of the Clarkston Community Center family, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with people from different cultures and we have bonded together to form a community working for common goals.
I really love the Clarkston Community Center and plan on being of service as much as I can to help it grow.

Lesley Dixon
Clarkston Community Center BOD

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Rating: 5 stars  

The core work of the Clarkston Community Center is community building and individual empowerment which it does through an emphasis on life skills education, arts and culture, sustenance and community resources. The voice of the community is the driving force behind all that we do. Every time you walk in the Center you are met with a buzz of positive creative energy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to see what the Clarkston Community Center is doing to serve the Clarkston Community and the skill and dedication of its staff and volunteers as they serve. It is humbling to see the commitment of people to each other and to their mutual welfare displayed in and around the activities of the Center.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The CCC provides a wide ranging series of programs that directly affect all of us who live in The greater Clarkston area in a positive way. it is the cultural and social hub of the area in addition to providing much needed services to the community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Thank you J.D! We are honored to have your support on our Board of Directors.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have served on the CCC Board for about seven years and have found the growth in programs, volunteers and collaboration to be very encouraging. The Clarkston area is a very diverse area with many immigrants. Through the efforts of the CCC, the city and small but growing business community we are making real progress in reaching the good people of the area and Central DeKalb. We and our partners offer ESL, Student Success after school programs, a community garden, a periodic Farmers Market, Friday night dances through the Chattahoochee Contra Dancers, programs for seniors, Tai Chi, Yoga, soccer and basketball; and event rentals including the beautiful Angora Hall. Local entertainers and artists use the CCC on a regular basis. Consider getting involved!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Keith, thank you for years of service to the CCC. We have thrived under your leadership!

Rating: 5 stars  

It is my honor to be on board and serve the community in fact I know Clarkston Community Center helped a lot of people and the change people’s life. when you change people’s life you give them hope and when they have hope they will be creative (The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Nyaz, Indeed, a journey of a thousand miles does begin with one step! Thank you for everything you do to help our community members be empowered to take that step.