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Clarkston Community Center Foundation Inc

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with many non-profits that serve low-income communities. I can honestly say that Clarkston Community Center is genuinely an organization guided by the community it serves. With incredible diversity and a community struggling with poverty, CCC answers the call by providing innovative programming to support young people in their education; adults in their workforce skills, and elderly with care and nurturing.

It's an amazing place and I'm proud to work with them!

Tonja Holder
Durga Consulting

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Rating: 5

I volunteer with Clarkston Community Center in their Clarkston Youth Initiative. Specifically, I help with the college preparation program. I can honestly say this is some of the most meaningful work I do every week. The community is wonderful and Clarkston Community Center is the center of so much positive energy for the community. The people I have met through CCC have been some of the most interesting and funny and kind people I know.

If you ever have an opportunity, volunteer or support this organization!

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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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Outstanding service to the community! CCC support a diverse population serving over 100 countries who've come to the US as refugees. The new leadership (over the past 3 years) has a proven track record of partnering with other agencies to ensure excellent ent services for all. in the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with a school preparing refugee teens to transition to public schools and colleges. The Clarkston Community Center has been a precious and invaluable community resource for helping these teens from war-torn regions. Their staff has been invariably helpful in dealing with issues, providing space when needed, providing important services to a population in need of help as it works to integrate itself into American society.