Spring  | March 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.
Oh the Places They Will Go
Gordon County Volunteers Donate Books to
Kick Off National Reading Month
 

March is National Reading Month and is kicked off each year by celebrating the birthday of children’s author Dr. Suess on March 2. Tallatoona Head Start Centers has numerous activities to engage our kids around reading. Gordon County Police and Fire Departments teamed up with local students to do a book drive for the Gordon Head Start Center. Every student from the center received a book with signed autographs from police and fire department members.  When the community supports our students, we believe they will be able to soar at even greater heights.


UGA Student Athlete Makes a Difference
Nick Chubb Comes Home to Cedartown and Stops by Head Start 
While many students spent their spring break at the beach or kicking back in some exotic place, University of Georgia student athlete Nick Chubb who is a Cedartown native and a top running back for the Georgia Bulldogs spent his break giving back. Chubb visited two of Tallatoona’s Head Start Centers in Cedartown where he read to the students and joined them for snacks. 

Chubb, who aspires to play in the National Football League after graduation said, “It was an absolute pleasure spending time with the kids and I hope that they enjoyed it as much as I did and hopefully they will invite me back”  

Tallatoona prepares over 600 kids annually for kindergarten at 6 head start centers across Northwest Georgia. Our students enjoy volunteers and learning from the rich experiences of our community members.  If you are interested in volunteering and/or making a contribution please contact Donnis Pace at 770-382-5421.    

Message from the Executive Director
This is a big year for Tallatoona Community Action Partnership. Not only are we celebrating 50 years in service to this community, we are rolling out, “Helping Families Take Their Lead,” a new strategy to help create self-sufficiency for families in Northwest Georgia.  This aggressive plan addresses the most urgent needs identified in the University of Georgia Community Needs Assessment for our community.  That assessment called for the creation of more jobs, preparing our kids for success in kindergarten, and strengthening our safety net services for seniors and struggling families by creating valued add partnership in the communities that we serve.

Our goal is to meet those needs and develop One Stop Centers across the 8 communities that we serve. Throughout the year you will hear more about the plan and ways you can get involved.  By working together we can change even more lives in Northwest Georgia.  I look forward to the ongoing collaboration and partnership.

Sincerely,

Scott Gray

Executive Director



Tallatoona CAP, Inc. | 770-382-5388 | newsletter@tallatoonacap.org | www.tallatoonacap.org
  Proudly serving Bartow, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties .