Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Connecting Henry, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (November 15, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Susan Crumbley, Executive Director, and other staff members and volunteers of Connecting Henry, Inc. on October 18, 2016. Students enrolled in the nonprofit’s SWAG program (Students Working To Achieve Greatness) were also on-hand for the presentation. The $2,800 grant will be used to help meet some of the needs of the SWAG program. Specifically, funding will be used to pay for official GED tests for ten (10) students in all four content areas (Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies & Science) and to purchase a year’s subscription for online GED portal software for ten (10) licensees.

Connecting Henry, a nonprofit organization, is the local branch of the Georgia Family Connection in Henry County which assists with planning, implementing or incubating programs and services to strengthen children and families. The organization fields calls from individuals, non-profit organizations, churches and businesses to link them to existing resources within the community. SWAG, one of Connecting Henry’s initiatives, is an on-going, year-round program. New participants are accepted year-round; however, the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) by which SWAG is governed states that underage students must be out of school for one full quarter before being eligible for enrolling in the program. A participant can move through the program in as little as three months or up to two years depending upon their engagement & motivation to succeed. Participants are sent for official testing as soon as they score “Likely to Pass” on the online GED practice tests.

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 Jenny Smith, Chairperson, 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”.

Photo Front Row: Luann Daniels, Aliyah Terry, Cheryl Walker,  Sheri Dockweiler, Susan Crumbley, Shrutibel Patel, Joyce Rodgers, Taylor Welch

Back Row: Barbara Coleman, Stacy Hammons, Jenny Smith, Pamela Cisneros, Brenda Strickland,  Chris Smith, Jason Dacres, James Williams