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Voices for Georgia’s Children Announces New Executive Director

Dr. Erica Fener-Sitkoff to assume leadership July 1 ATLANTA, GA (June 9, 2017) – Children’s advocacy not-for-profit Voices for Georgia’s Children announced today that Emily Pelton, who has served as executive director for the past two years, is stepping down to pursue a new role at CARE....

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Four Georgia Nonprofits Receive $1.45 Million to Help Georgia’s Youngest Children Eat Farm-Fresh Food

(ATLANTA, GA) June 2, 2017 – Through a new national investment, four partner organizations are launching an effort to promote access to local, healthy foods for young children in Georgia’s early learning environments.  The statewide public-private partnership will be led by The Common Market...

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Georgia Jumps Two Spots to 40th in National Ranking of Child and Family Well-Being

Georgia climbed two spots to 40th in an annual national ranking of child and family well-being (download the report here). But even with the improved ranking. more than one in four of Georgia’s kids still struggle to get basic necessities to live healthy and productive lives, according to the...

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Middle School Students Program Satellites, Compete Aboard International Space Station

            For More Information Contact: Katie Kross,Project Manager Georgia Statewide Afterschool NetworkVoices for Georgia’s ChildrenCell: 617-908-7408 Office: 404-521-0355katiek@afterschoolga.org   MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS PROGRAM SATELLITES, COMPETE ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION On...

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Voices for Georgia’s Children Receives Nonprofit Impact Award from The Home Depot Foundation

(ATLANTA, GA) June 26, 2013 – As part of its seventh annual Building Community Network program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded its 2nd Annual Nonprofit Impact Award of $5,000 to Voices for Georgia’s Children for their submission of the case study titled, Serving and Growing a Network...

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Juvenile Justice Reforms Signed into Law

DALTON, Ga. (Thursday, May 2, 2013) — Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law sweeping reform to Georgia’s juvenile justice code that will help drive long-term social and economic impact in Georgia and position the state as a role model for change around the country.  Reforms approved are the...

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DJJ Commissioner Announces New Board Member Appointment

From the DJJ (ATLANTA – GA)  The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of a newly named DJJ Board member by Governor Nathan Deal.  Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced the appointment of Julia D. Neighbors to the Board of Juvenile...

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Business, Government Leaders Pledge Unity in Battle Against Childhood Obesity

Photo by Robb D. Cohen/ www.RobbsPhotos.com ATLANTA (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) — Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in Georgia –– one Wednesday’s event “United Against Childhood Obesity,” hosted at the state Capitol, sought to address. More than 30 organizations joined forces at...

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Voices Applauds Next Step in Juvenile Justice Reform

Yesterday, Representative Wendell Willard introduced juvenile justice reform legislation as HB 242. The 244-page bill encompasses recent recommendations made by the Governor’s Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform and, should it pass, would serve thousands of children and families across the...

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Deadline For Child-Only Health Insurance

By Ellen Reinhardt ATLANTA  — Up to 10,000 Georgia children could get health insurance this week thanks to a compromise crafted by Georgia lawmakers. Legislation passed last year gave Georgia parents and legal guardians the option of signing their children up for private insurance policies...

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