Autumn Yard Sale, Nov 5 -2016

Clarkston Autumn Yard Sale, Saturday, Nov. 5

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Clear that space you have always wanted to!

In preparation for our Autumn Yard Sale, we are collecting furniture, artwork, collectibles, kitchen, appliances, bikes and other household items to add to our yard sale inventory. Please don’t hesitate to donate those items occupying space in the house to support the community of Clarkston.

All the proceeds from the sales of the donated items will go towards supporting our After School Program that will be helping Middle school grade youth with homework and teaching Math, Reading, and Art at the Clarkston Clarkston Community. We believe that the internal functioning of the agency greatly mirrors the external work of community building and its extensive support.

As a community center, a primary strategic direction is to create a place where all people can come together no matter their age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, economic circumstances etc. Our diverse programming – which includes student success program, computer inclusion, food resource program, art at the center, recreation, and community events – engage and energize the diverse community with intentional and purposeful inclusion. We believe the CCC can bring local and international communities together to make Clarkston a model city for global unity.

Note: If you want to sell at the yard sale, contact the Clarkston Community Center!

Come out on Nov 5, 8:00am – 2:00pm and select items that you may like. You can also visit our donation page Donate! to offer monetary support.

For more information, you can contact Justine Okello by email at programs@clarkstoncommunitycenter.org  or call 404-508-1050

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World Refugee Day Celebration and ServiceJuris

06/18/16: World Refugee Celebration and ServiceJuris

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From 10 am to 2 pm, we celebrated Georgia World Refugee Day with Soccer in the Streets on our beautiful soccer field. The event attracted support from all over the community and resulted in a great turn out.

Additionally, we had the amazing support of the ServiceJuris team. They helped us renovate the center by repainting our benches and lines on the ground, creating new tables, mulching the garden areas, and fixing our porch. We cannot give enough thanks to the volunteers who helped make our center look brand new again!

Digital Inclusion Graduation

06/25/16: Clarkston Digital Inclusion Program Graduation

Congratulations to the 15 graduates of the Clarkston Digital Inclusion Program! After the 4 month course, these adults are now better equipped to tackle the technology of today. The course covered topics ranging from computer basics and email creation to computer ethics and internet security. We are so proud of the 15 individuals and wish them all the best!The program will start again with a new set of students in early August. This program, with the highly valued support of TechBridge, is one of the Community Technology programs provided at the CCC. If you have any questions regarding the program or Community Technology at the Clarkston Community Center, please contact Justine Okello at programs@clarkstoncommunitycenter.org

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2016 Art at the center summer-camp celebration

07/28/16: Conclusion of the Art at the Center summer camp

Thursday marked the last day of the Art at The Center summer camp! During the final session, the kids had an eventful three weeks of painting landscape portraits, constructing rockets, acting in short movies, learning about different kinds of flora, and much more. Our concluding performance was a blast: campers performed dances and songs, demonstrated what they learned during camp, and even shot off the rockets that they engineered! With much love, we say farewell to all of our wonderful kids and extremely helpful staff. Enjoy the rest of summer!

Thank you to Visionfactory, New Expressions, our teaching artists, and of course all of our staff and volunteers for making the Art at the Center Summer Camp such a success!

For more information on future summer camps and other youth programs at the Clarkston Community Center, please visit “Youth Programs” under the programs tab.

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06/30/16: Art at the Center and STEAM Summer Camp – Session 2

The last day of Session 2 was a whirlwind — our final performance was a great success! With presentations about what they’ve learned, a song from group 1, a live music video from group 2, and a dance from group 4, we say farewell to many of the campers. Now, we have a week break before camp restarts for Session 3 on July 11! This Session has been a blast and has gone by so fast. We surely will miss our campers, but look forward to the next round.

Spots are still available for the July Summer Camp sessions at $150/week/child, or $75/week/child with a medicare or medicaid card. This cost covers breakfast, lunch, and the rest of the 8 am – 2 pm day on Monday through Thursday. Session 3 (Art at the Center) is from July 11 – July 14 and Session 4 (STEAM Camp) is from July 18 – July 28th.

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Seniors on the Go!

Seniors on the Go!

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The Clarkston Community Center hosted our first Senior Programs Showcase on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. – noon.  Seniors on the Go was a free event for adults age 55 and above to learn about the variety of programs, classes, workshops and social events available to older adults at the Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston, Ga., 30021.  www.clarkstoncommunitycenter.org

The Clarkston Community Center provides many opportunities for seniors to learn, make friends and master new skills.  Our Senior Showcase will give seniors and their families a chance to see all of our programs at once and ask questions about them.

During the event, instructors and program leaders will staff information tables detailing activities including English classes, cooking, sewing, art, music and computer skills, as well as life skills such as banking, handling legal issues and grocery shopping.  Attendees will be able to move from table to table, collecting information and learning what’s available.

We got a good response from the community with over 75 attendees and hope to make Seniors on the Go an annual event.  The new classes will start in late September.