Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,000 Grant to the Academy for Advanced Studies

Jonesboro, Ga. (August 18, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $2,000 grant to John Uesseler, the CEO of the Academy for Advanced Studies / The Henry County College and Career Academy on Friday, August 18, 2017. The grant will be used to purchase specialized equipment and resources for their “Culinary Arts” program.

“The Heritage Community Foundation is pleased and proud to partner with the Academy for Advanced Studies to support their fantastic Culinary Arts program,” said Jenny Smith, Board Member and Past Board Chair of the Heritage Community Foundation. “This focused education program is making a huge difference in the lives of students in our area and it is important for the program leadership to have resources to expand and continually improve their program. We know how important it is for our educators to be innovative and challenge students to achieve more.”

The Academy for Advanced Studies is a charter program of choice, providing innovative and flexible learning options for high school students. The program’s mission is to ensure each student graduates high school with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for college and career success. The program offers a variety of “Career Pathway” tracks that include Architecture and Construction, Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Health Science Careers, Hospitality and Tourism, just to mention a few. The “Culinary Arts” program is in the Hospitality & Tourism pathway and prepares students through knowledge in diet, nutrition, food preparation, cost and budgets and the science of food.

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, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, The Dockery Group, Waldrop & Trite, LLC.,, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, New South Package and Emmett J. Arnold 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”.