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“Clarkston Talks,” A Podcast by Our Leaders of Tomorrow
Real Issues. Real Conversations. “Clarkston Talks,” A Podcast by Our Leaders of Tomorrow Youth in this community are shouldering astounding responsibilities, and our duty to empower them with amplified voices is more important than ever. One of the solutions at the Clarkston Community Center is amplifying our youths’ voices through a youth-led podcast,…Read More
Where We Come Together: A Year in Review
It’s difficult to deny the challenge of the last few years. The covid-19 pandemic emerged in late 2019 and disrupted almost every facet of life and world business in early 2020. Those effects have lingered with us for years. In that time, the Clarkston Community Center has refused to stand by. Determinedly and innovatively working…Read More
Spotlight On: Ammar Albadran
Ammar Albadran is a versatile TV producer who has held positions at CNN and Scripps News (formerly Newsy). He is also a Board Member of the Clarkston Community Center, and a valued member of the Clarkston community. However, things weren’t always this way for Ammar. Originally from Basra, Iraq, Ammar first worked as a freelancer…Read More
This is Us
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit community center reflecting the community around it: diverse, supportive, and strong. The mission of the Clarkston Community Center is to connect Atlanta's communities and cultures through education, recreation, and the arts.
Who We Are
Clarkston Community Center opened its doors in 1994 and continues to grow every year. Currently, we proudly serve more than 60,000 individuals.
We are a meeting place for both long-term residents and families and individuals that were not born in the U.S. In fact, 53% of Clarkston’s residents are foreign-born and more than half are living in poverty. The CCC provides unique experiences, educational resources, and valuable tools that foster community while celebrating cultural diversity.
Programs for All Ages
The Clarkston Community Center has a full range of community programs including an after-school program and a thriving summer camp. Serving over 60,000 individuals per year, CCC uses art, dance, music and culture to connect, support, and learn. From English as a Second Language classes and Ecstatic Dance Atlanta dance groups to Tabala martial arts and Vietnamese games, the CCC has unique programs and events that keep our vibrant community connected. The CCC strongly supports resources that promote health and wellness in the community, and our seniors have access to such programs as Tai Chi, Senior Technology Courses, Monthly Art Programs and much more. We also offer connections to exciting jobs programs and recreation opportunities for all.
Refuge for Refugees
The Clarkston Community Center is a safe and welcoming place for refugees. The CCC offers English language classes, connections to legal help, special events and more. But it cannot be done alone. Please consider how you can support the mission.
Support Us in the 2023 Hunger Walk Run
Leaders of Tomorrow
Seize the day! The Clarkston Community Center is proud to announce its Leaders of Tomorrow program. If you are a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) high school student join us for a leadership course where we'll be discussing defining leadership characteristics, the necessity of civic engagement, and other important community issues. Stipend included!
For more information, contact Fauzia Ibrahim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved - there's much work to be done!
There are so many opportunities for involvement, we have something for almost everyone.
Join one of our many events, activities or classes, or donate your time or resources.
Host your event here
With rooms of various sizes, the historic charm of the Clarkston Community Center is the ideal backdrop for corporate and non-profit events, weddings, receptions, and family celebrations.