Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Crosswalk Ministries USA, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 21, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Gina Moore, Executive Director of Crosswalk Ministries USA, Inc. (Crosswalk) on September 17, 2015. The $2,000 grant will be used to purchase a storage cabinet and a drying rack for artwork to equip the newest location of the ARTreach 180 program in McDonough.

Launched in 2010 in Henry County, ARTreach 180, is an arts-based after school program for at-risk youth and is the natural extension of two years of research with juvenile offenders and arts programs inside correctional facilities. With an emphasis on prevention rather than intervention, the program has yielded significant results. Crosswalk’s mission is to reduce juvenile crime and address its underlying causes by providing Christ-centered preventive and aftercare programs for at-risk youth. Their desire is to give hope for a better future to juvenile offenders and offer healing for families affected by incarceration. Crosswalk believes that every person has value and potential, one’s future is not defined by his past, and negative cycles of behavior can be broken. At each campus and in each session, a team of trained staff and volunteers provide mentoring and instruction to youth. Each campus retains a director, assistant director, lead art teacher, lead drama teacher, food service personnel and various volunteer mentors. Students may complete the program in one semester, but have the option to continue as space and need dictate. The program operates two days a week from 3:30pm until 6:30pm during the Henry County Georgia school calendar year.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.