Heritage Community Foundation Presents a Grant to Communities in Schools of Henry County

Jonesboro, Ga. (May 11, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $1,230 grant to Glenda Harris, Interim Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Henry County to purchase supplies for the structured mentoring program serving 90 at-risk students at Henry County High School. The mentoring resources provided by Communities in Schools focus on improving academic performance, behavior and are directed at reducing the likelihood of a student dropping out of school.

“We are excited to partner with Communities in Schools to provide important mentoring resources for these students” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This program has produced amazing results so far and we are pleased to be able to provide this grant to support their work.”

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.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the HCF through their partnership in the HCF Community IMPACT Club. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, C & C Fence, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Griffin Insurance, New South Package, Emmett J. Arnold Attorney at Law, P.C. and David Curry.

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

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”.