Heritage Community Foundation Presents a $2,500 Grant to Connecting Henry to Support the SWAG Program

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 11, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant for $2,500 to Susan Crumbley, Executive Director of Connecting Henry on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This grant provides funding to support the organization’s program focused on assisting at-risk young adults with the skills and academic resources necessary to be successful in the workforce.

Connecting Henry’s “SWAG” (Students Working to Achieve Greatness) program serves Henry County residents aged 16-24 with free personalized GED classes and program services. Last year, the program helped 44 young adults earn their GED.

“This important program provides High School drop-outs the opportunity to further their education in a supportive environment,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “These young adults compete this program better prepared to succeed in the workforce because of the focus on job readiness, personal financial literacy, leadership and entrepreneurial development. These program components are all in addition to the GED preparation classes. We are pleased and proud to continue our partnership with Connecting Henry.”

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”.