Art at the Center
Art at the Center supports expansion of local arts opportunities and support of local artists. Projects in 2014 and 2015 included support for the gorgeous mural done by Shannon Willow; new signs for the CCC created with community input; the CCC is Happy video done by Michael Molina; support for recruiting artists to participate in the VilCap START Me: Clarkston business accelerator; rehearsal space for local arts and music groups and more!
In the fall of 2014 Family Literacy Program started out with a bang as we welcomed 20+ Parents, older siblings, elementary, and a few preschoolers to learn “Text Talk,” an approach to reading stories we learned from reading expert Dr. Omer Ari of Georgia State University. Georgia State student Skylar Mussey and CCC Community Connector Justine Okello helped lead the session.
Clarkston Youth Initiative (CYI)
A teen leadership program, CYI engages local teens from all ethnicities to address issues of violence in their communities, learn leadership skills and build community cross culturally.