“Mother Teresa once said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving”,I became a Board Member at Family Literacy Connection not only to assist in breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in this community, but also because of the love those working for Family Literacy Connection put into giving. Those who run the program and work for the program were an inspiration to me, and I wanted to help in any way I could.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the board of directors of the Family Literacy Connection. My faith in Christ moves me to make a difference in my community and that is my primary motivation. Further, it’s rewarding to participate in the promotion of an organization with a mission that makes Albany a better place to live. The programs of Family Literacy Connection help the whole family. Adults advance their education and thereby their career choices. Parents are coached and encouraged to become better parents. Children are better prepared to begin their formal education. In sum, Albany is a better place because Family Literacy Connection helps families become successful in our community.”
“I’m on the board because I believe in literacy for families and especially for children.”
Winfred Dukes, State Represenative
“I chose to be on the board, one, because I was asked to serve which was and is a great honor. Further, I thought I could contribute with my varied background and experience, with a can do attitude to support and help. I wanted to be more connected to the community, and to make a difference to other people by addressing the literacy and learning needs of an entire family.”
“Family Literacy Connection has a holistic approach to our work in the city. We help the whole family; moms, dads, & children. That is how we have and will continue to transform lives!”
“I am honored to serve with the amazing people at Family Literacy Connection. They provide wonderful opportunities for people to gain stability and help put them on the road to success. It is an organization that genuinely cares about every person who walks through the door. Sandy Bamford has a proven track record of solid leadership and integrity, so that made it easy to agree to joining the board when I was invited.
“I serve because I believe that Family Literacy Connection is the gateway to financial stability and a family’s well-being. I believe in Family Literacy’s Mission because everyone desreves a chance to an education, beginning with the youngest members to the oldest in a family.”
Essentials for Childhood, a strategic framework developed by the CDC, presents a roadmap to align and support Georgia stakeholders committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
The Jean Harris Volunteer of the Year award, which recognizes the efforts of a Rotarian or non-Rotarian woman who has made a significant contribution to the development and progress of others in the community, was presented to Cheyenne Thornton, Executive Director of White County Family Connection.
DFCS partnered with GaDOE to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free or reduced school lunch. GaFCP is committed to supporting this effort and will work closely with DFCS and GaDOE to make this resource available in communities across Georgia by communicating with local partners in all 159 Georgia counties.