Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Arts Clayton, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 27, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Linda Summerlin, Executive Director of Arts Clayton, Inc. and Elizabeth Gower, Director of Administration & Education of Arts Clayton, Inc. on October 21, 2015. The $1,500 grant will used to help fund the ArtVan Mobile Literacy Initiative/eReaders Pilot Project Phase 2.  The ArtVan is a mobile literacy initiative which uses hands-on art activities in curriculum-based programs to grow reading skills for success in school and life. In 2014, Arts Clayton initiated Phase 1 of the project by serving seven Clayton County after-school locations. The initial pilot project introduced tablet computers to at-risk students by utilizing book downloads to allow the ArtVan’s certified instructors more interaction and creativity. Phase 2 of the eReaders pilot project will continue in these schools while serving an additional seven low-performing schools.

Arts Clayton, Inc. is a non-profit community arts organization dedicated to enriching lives through the Arts. Through the support of its partners, members, artists and patrons, it brings the community together with children’s art programs, a full-time public art gallery in historic downtown Jonesboro and educational opportunities. Founded in 1986, the organization has been serving Clayton County and the south metro area for more than 28 years. Since its inception, Arts Clayton has focused on three areas of service: support arts education for students, provide venues and exhibit opportunities for Georgia artists, and promote the arts in community development.

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”.

Front left to right:  Sheri Dockweiler; Luann Daniels; Elizabeth Gower, Director of Administration & Education Arts Clayton, Inc; Linda Summerlin, Executive Director Arts Clayton, Inc.

 Back left to right: Stacy Hammons, Rochelle Hehir, Rocky Davis