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Educator Steve Perry to speak at CAU June 26

Edited by Titus Falodun | 6/13/2014, 8:58 a.m.
Steve Perry, innovative educator, to speak at CAU. (Courtesy photo)

ATLANTA – Renowned educator Steve Perry will deliver the keynote address during Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Annual Conference on Thursday, June 26 on campus (223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta 30314).

Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. Capital Prep has sent 100 percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.

Early registration by June 20 is $125; after June 20 the cost is $150. Participants may register online at www.steveperry.eventbrite.com. Call 404-880-8549 for more information.

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Myrna Anderson-Fuller, executive director, Hammonds House Museum; Jocelyn Y. Johnson; Dr. Collette M. Hopkins, program producer/consultant; and Janice E. Johnson. (Brian L. Christian)

Hammonds House Museum announces Teacher Grant award recipients

ATLANTA – Veteran educators and siblings Jocelyn Y. Johnson and Janice E. Johnson received the inaugural Hammonds House Museum Teacher Grant Program awards of $500 each, for developing the arts into school curricula. The grant program was established in celebration of the Hammonds House Museum’s 25th anniversary. And it will ultimately develop 25 original teaching units that infuse art into curricula to support cross-disciplinary learning incorporating Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). The teaching units are based on selected artwork in Hammonds House Museum permanent collection.

Jocelyn Y. Johnson is a 23-year veteran educator at L.P. Miles Intermediate School and Adamsville Primary School in Atlanta, with core subject areas in Visual Arts and Technology. Janice E. Johnson, a 22-year Visual Arts Specialist in Atlanta, has spent her entire teaching tenure at Luther Judson Price Middle School.

Hammonds House Museum Teacher Grant Program is sponsored, in part, by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture.

For more information about the Hammonds House Museum Teacher Grant Program, please contact Dr. Collette Hopkins at chopkins@hammondshouse.org or 404.217.4278. For more information about the Hammonds House Museum, please contact Myrna Anderson-Fuller, Executive Director at myrna.fuller@hammondshouse.org or 404-612-0482.

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Left to right: Representative speakers from partner organizations, Retired Atlanta Falcon MVP Chuck Smith, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle, Gwinnett County District Two Commissioner Lynette Howard, Executive Director, Georgia Food Bank Association Danah Craft, Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal, Arby’s Foundation Executive Director Kate Atwood, Georgia Department of Education Nutrition Consultant Paige Holland, USDA Regional Director of Special Nutrition Lanna Kirk, and National Recreation and Parks Association Incoming Board Chair Detrick Stanford. (Courtesy photo)

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal encourages statewide participation to increase opportunities for children in need

ATLANTA – Prominent Georgia state leaders gathered to promote the beginning of summer feeding programs at a kick-off event at Lucky Shoals Park in conjunction with the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) and the Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. The event launched this year’s Summer Feeding Programs, which promote access to free meals and snacks for children from one to 18 years of age while school is out of session.

 Statewide leaders, including First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, gathered to announce the steps taken by the state and multiple partner organizations to increase access and participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer option (SSO), federally funded U.S. Department of Agriculture programs that are administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and its counterpart, the Georgia Department of Education: School Nutrition Programs. Working as a team, public and private entities are increasing the number of sites available and expanding the mobile feeding program to provide healthy meals in remote locations statewide.