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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Join us for a fun time playing traditional games
When: Every Tuesday from 9:00 to noon
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: email@example.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
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
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
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.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Homegoods Job Fair
Open to all who need a job.
When: Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:00
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
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/