Spring  | APRIL 2017
TCAP News is the monthly newsletter highlighting the programs and people of Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, serving over 20,000 families in Northwest Georgia.
Head Start Students Speak to the Governor
Tallatoona’s Head Start Program Impact Recognized on Legislative Floor

For the first time in Tallatoona’s 50 year history, the organization was recognized on the floor of the Georgia State Legislature. Tallatoona Head Start kids were thrilled to take a picture with Governor Deal.   This recognition was made possible because of State Representative Kimberly Alexander, who represents Douglas and Paulding County. Alexander said, “It’s hard to believe that Tallatoona hasn’t been recognized like this before at the State Legislature as it has helped improve Northwest Georgia specifically with getting 45,000 kids prepared for kindergarten, helping over 700,000 families in our energy assistance and self-sufficiency programming, and making 1000 plus homes more energy efficient. I’m so proud to have Tallatoona looking out for my community and other communities across Northwest Georgia – Happy 50th!” 


Building Leaders Inside Out

Tallatoona Employee Graduates from ‘Leadership Haralson Academy’ 

Many people don’t know that Tallatoona has over 180 employees and all of them bring a lot to the table in their own right. Tallatoona relies on its employees to make a difference as they are spread across 8 counties. Lakenya Logan is one of many employees making an impact in her local community. Lakenya currently works as the Services Coordinator in Haralson County and has been with Tallatoona for 1 1/2 years. She will become a graduate of Leadership Haralson on April 13, 2017.  This hardworking woman and mother also finished her Graduate degree last year.  As Tallatoona strives to help “families take their lead” toward self-sufficiency, Lakenya has worked hard to achieve success in her academics and work.  She is an example for other employees and our constituents of what can happen when you set goals and continue to pursue them each day.  She shows others what’s possible in their own lives. 
Message from the Executive Director

Proposed Budget Cuts to Social Services Would Have Devastating Impact on Tallatoona

The budget that President Trump put forward is calling for the elimination of Community Service Block Grant, LIHEAP (energy assistance), and Weatherization. For an organization like Tallatoona that serves nearly 20,000 families annually it would be devastating to Northwest Georgia. Not only are we seeing these cuts to our programs but programs are on the chopping block as well that include: first-time home-buying, job support programs, and after-school programming. Typically families utilize these programs as a safety net until they achieve self-sufficiency.  Please contact your Congressman and share the positive impact these programs have on families in our community. Taking away these programs could set us back in Northwest Georgia.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Tallatoona and for being an involved force in Northwest Georgia.

Sincerely,

Scott Gray

Executive Director

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