The Center works closely with community projects to provide assistance ranging from identification of funding sources to proposal writing to evaluation of the projects. These community projects are varied and include fatherhood programs, community service learning, economic development and technology, and community health and wellness.
Health Information Technology (HIT)
The I-Care Network is a partnership between two Georgia Community Service boards, River Edge Behavioral Health Center and ViewPoint Health. This network was developed to deploy innovative technology to enhance effective communication with individuals in substance abuse treatment and to create access for individuals served to track and manage their wellness and recovery. This project is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (ATCC)
Digital Bridges is a Knight Foundation initiative designed to empower Milledgeville/Baldwin County to use technology as a means of developing innovative leadership models and a sound local economy for the 21st century. Digital Bridges operates from the Knight Innovation Center, a wonderful facility in downtown Milledgeville. The Center and its welcoming staff allow for Digital Bridges to meet the needs of the Milledgeville community through its available, innovative technological resources; technology-training courses; and consulting services for local businesses and startups. With the Center opening in January 2010, Digital Bridges continues to bring awareness to the community of the need for citizens to use technology in order to achieve education and economic growth.• Knight Foundation
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Learn and Serve K-12 Georgia
The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism's Learn and Serve K-12 Georgia program is a statewide initiative that supports service learning programs in K-12 schools through a competitive grant program.
Service learning connects the classroom with the community and provides students with opportunities to improve their community through service activities in which they apply what they learn in school and develop new knowledge and skills. Students also develop positive dispositions toward service and learn they can make a difference as engaged citizens. The Corporation for National and Community Service provides funding for Learn and Serve.
Live Healthy Baldwin
Live Healthy Baldwin is a community-wide initiative whose goal is reversing the childhood obesity epidemic among at-risk children. The purpose of the project is to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity by providing the Baldwin County area with access to healthy and affordable foods, along with developing a community that is supportive of forms of active transportation, such as bicycles. Live Healthy Baldwin was created in 2009 and is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the country’s largest foundation supporting improvement of the health and healthcare of all Americans.
Middle Georgia Responsible Fatherhood and Parenting Time Service Project
The Georgia Department of Human Services, through a grant from the US Office of Health and Human Services, supported the Middle Georgia Project. The purpose of the project was to 1) increase emotional involvement of non-custodial fathers with their children; 2) increase child support collections on those cases where non-custodial fathers can be motivated through better parenting time; 3) increase medical insurance coverage for the children involved; 4) increase parenting time for non-custodial parents where access is a problem; and 5) reaffirm earlier findings that intervention with parenting time issues improves child support payment frequency and amount. Project services were delivered by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) located in Dublin, Georgia. Services included active recruiting of non-custodial father, group parenting programs, individual education sessions, mediation between custodial and non-custodial parents, and supervised child visitation.