Join us for a wide range of classes for all walks of life

Explore our regular class schedule

Providing regular classes and services is one of the Community Center's most integral functions. We offer classes and events for everyone in all walks of life, from seniors to children, for the Clarkston native, the New England transplant, and the refugee. Peruse our full schedule below.

Seniors

Clarkston Senior Group–CSC

Come join us for a fun filled meeting and meet new friends. Activities include making crafts, talks on issues for seniors, pot luck lunches, movies and much more.

When: Every other Wednesday from 12:30–3:30 pm

For more information please contact: Gwen Clark at gclark.csc@gmail.com or call 404-296-8418

 

English as a Second Language – ESL

When: Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:45 to 9:30 am

 

Senior Tai Chi Class

When: Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:45 to 9:30 am

 

Art as a Second Language

Art taught by professional artists from VSA and Mason Fine Arts Gallery – no experience needed to participate

When: The second Tuesday and Wednesday of every month from noon to 3:00 pm

 

Dancing for Seniors

Taught by professional dancers from Core Dance

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 pm

 

Vietnamese Games

Join us for a fun time playing traditional games

When: Every Tuesday from 9:00 to noon

Dance and Fitness

Yoga

Enjoy learning the art of relaxing and regenerating.

When: Classes are Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm 

 

Tabala Martial Arts

Tabala martial arts is offered for children and provides a natural holistic approach to life. Classes are on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00am. Contact: ezlearningsystems@gmail.com or phone 404-386-7769 to sign up for this fun class.

 

Tai Chi and Qigong

Come out on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, for a low cost opportunity to learn Tai Chi and Qigong. Steve Dorage, with over 35 years of experience, will teach both, including the Yang style 24 forms. These ancient practices are known to improve health, including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and balance issues. Please come with loose fitting clothing and sneakers or low-wedge shoes. Openings are available. Sign up occurs in class or by Facebook (www.facebook/clarkston.decatur.ga). Join soon to assure a spot in class! For more information contact: Steve Dorage at Tai Chi 4 L.I.F.E.: 404-617- 0071.

 

Soccer in the Streets

Soccer practice for middle and high school students Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 on the soccer field. This activity is run by Soccer in the Street and is free for all.

 

Uhuru Drum and Dance Classes

Join us every Saturday as we teach traditional African Dances from Guinea, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Mali, and more! See: www.uhurudancers.com

When: Saturdays from 9:00 to Noon

Healthy Living

Community Gardens

Grow you own vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers on your garden plot. Yearly Plot Fee: $45 for in ground & $30 for a raised bed. Call Omega at 678-327-5920

 

Food Pantry

Feeding our community members who are in need.

Where: Clarkston United Methodist Church, 3919 Church Street, Clarkston

When: Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30.

Dates: March 3rd & 17th, April 7th & 21st, May 5th & 19th, June 2nd & 16th, July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th, September 8th & 22nd, October 13th & 27th, November 3rd & 17th, December 1st & 15th

 

Food Co-op

One of our goals is to be a source of nutritious food for low-income Clarkston residents and to build intercultural relationships and a stronger community around food. The of the Clarkston Community Food Co-operative members receive food once a month from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local food organizations. The Community Center purchases to food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and brings it to the Center for distribution. Call the Center to see if there is room available for a new member at 404-508-1050.

Kids

"Relevé to Rise" Ballet Classes for Teen Girls

The basics of ballet (no experience necessary) taught by Lauren Polansky, former company member with Ballet Arkansas.

When: Fridays from 5:00 to 6:00pm

Email lauren.s.polansky@gmail.com to learn more and sign up.

 

2018 Summer Classes

Concentrating on programs to help your children get ready for their next year of school, along with one-of-kind activities, including learning to make sculptures from a visiting Turkish artist.

Call 404-508-1050 to learn more and reserve spots for your children.

 

Clarkston Youth Initiative

A partnership with the DeKalb County Youth Services and the result of an ongoing need to address many problems faced by the young adults in their homes, schools, and social communities. These issues include addressing: youth violence, cultural diversity, health inequities, and obstacles to educational attainment. High School students teach their peers on a subject matter every week for 10 weeks.

On Tuesdays we train the High School students on a subject, for example bullying. On Thursdays the trainers present their topic to the students and lead the discussions around the topic. The goal is to improve the self-image and understanding for these students by addressing hard and important topics.

It is vitally important to City of Clarkston that the students have an alternative to gangs. By joining the after school program these students will become confident and address the issues which they will face on a daily basis.

Adult Opportunities

Homegoods Job Fair

Open to all who need a job.

When: Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:00

 

Computer Classes

Do you need some quick and easy computer skills? We teach basic computer software skills, including Word, Excel, email, and virus protection. 

To learn more or sign up, contact Justine at 404-508-1050

 

Citizenship Classes

The Literacy Action volunteers teach the information you need to pass your citizenship test.

When: Monday and Thursdays from 9:30 to Noon

 

Start:ME Business Training Program 

An intensive 14-week business training program for promising local small businesses. Emory's Goizueta Business School partners with Friends of Refugees to assist talented upcoming entrepreneurs.

For more information visit: https://www.startmeatl.org/

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