AADD (Atlanta Alliance on Developmental        International Women’s House
  Disabilities)                                Jewish Family & Career Services
Africa’s Children’s Fund                       Latin American Association
American Red Cross, Metro Atlanta Chapter      Link Counseling Center
Atlanta Children’s Shelter                     Marcus Jewish Community Center
Atlanta Enterprise Center, Inc.                Memorial Drive Presbyterian Community
Atlanta Legal Aid                                Children’s Program
Atlanta Urban League                           National Mental Health Association of Georgia
Auditory-Verbal Center                         Odyssey Family Counseling Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta      Our House, Inc.
Boy Scouts Atlanta Area Council                Partnership for Community Action, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta            Planned Parenthood of Georgia
Catholic Charities Atlanta                     Positive Growth
Center for Pan Asian Community Services        Project Open Hand/Atlanta
Center for the Visually Impaired               Refugee Family Services
CHRIS Kids                                     The Salvation Army
Communities in Schools of Atlanta              Scottdale Child Development Center
Decatur Cooperative Ministry, Inc.             Senior Connections
Decatur Recreation Department                  Sheltering Arms Early Education
DeKalb County CASA                               and Family Centers
DeKalb Early Learning and School               Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
  Readiness Commission                         The Sullivan Center
DeKalb Partners for Early Learning             Tapestry Youth Ministries, Inc.
Diabetes Association of Atlanta                USO of Georgia
Easter Seals North Georgia                     Visiting Nurse Health System
Elaine Clark Center for Exceptional Children   VOX Teen Communications
Forever Family (formerly Aid to Children of    Whitefoord Community Program
  Imprisoned Mothers)                          Wholistic Stress Control Institute
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy              YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta                 Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Goodwill of North Georgia                      Youth Vibe, Inc.

United Way in DeKalb County
2763 Meadow Church Road, Suite 210
Duluth, GA 30097
678.417.6434 tel • 678.417.6438 fax
 WhY UNITED WAY                                                                                                                                      PARENTS lEARN TO bE ChIlD’S FIRST TEAChER
 United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common                                                              All parents want their
 good. We focus on the building blocks for a good quality of life — education, income, health                                                                 children to succeed in
 and ending homelessness. United Way unites nonprofits, businesses, government, donors and                                                           school, but many don’t know how
 volunteers to keep kids learning and in school, help people achieve financial stability, strengthen                                                 to make that happen. In DeKalb
 our health safety net, and end chronic homelessness. Join us and become a part of the lifeline.                                                     County’s Scottdale community,
                                                                                                                                                     Carlotta Bradshaw helps parents
                                                                                                                                                     set the stage for a successful
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                                                                                                                                                     school career.


                                                                                                                                                     Carlotta is a parent educator in


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             BABIES             CHILDREN          YOUTH               FAMILIES               PEOPLE                       HOMELESS                   DeKalb’s Parents as Teachers

                                 enter school      avoid                                     have access to               are housed
                                                                                                                                                     program, a nationally recognized
             are born healthy                                           are self-sufficient
                                 ready to learn    risky behaviors                           primary health care          within one year            model for teaching parents of
                                                                                                                                                     children ages 5 and younger. The idea is that by reaching parents when their kids are young, the

                                                                                                                                                     home-school connection will be strong from the start.

              HEALTH             EDUCATION        EDUCATION            INCOME                HEALTH                       HOMELESSNESS                 United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta supports the Parents as Teachers program at several
                                                                                                                                                       partner nonprofits in DeKalb County as part of its focus on education.

                                                                                                                                                     “I want parents to realize they are their child’s first teacher,” says Carlotta, who is based at the
 DEKAlb COUNTY 2011 ADVISORY bOARD                                                                                                                   Scottdale Child Development and Family Resource Center. “I want to teach them how to advocate
  Anthony Acosta, Acosta Technologies                                Paul Pierce, Decatur Housing Authority                                          for their child at school and make them aware of resources available to help them.”
  Ron Alston, SunTrust                                               Melvia Richards, Richards & Associates
                                                                                                                                                     The Scottdale organization works with up to 100 families at a time. Parent educators meet with
  Sheryl Chapman, DeKalb Workforce                                   Joseph Sanders, UPS
                                                                                                                                                     mothers and fathers in their homes or wherever they are comfortable. Some have painful memories
  Stacey Chavis, community volunteer                                 Courtney Smith, community volunteer                                             of their own school experience. Some cannot read. They may be overwhelmed with the responsibility
  Brenda Cibulas, DeKalb Community                                   Lyn Turknett, Turknett Leadership Group                                         of raising children and have few role models.
    Service Board                                                    Em Williams, Georgia Power
                                                                                                                                                     When their child starts school, such parents don’t know their role. They think they can’t participate
  Janice Collier, JANCO Services, LLC
                                                                                                                                                     in their child’s education because they aren’t educated themselves.
  Patrick Desamours, Edward Jones                                    STAFF SUPPORT
  Sandra Ford M.D., MBA, DeKalb County                                                                                                               Carlotta bonds with the parents, encouraging them to open up to her and share their fears. She
    Board of Health                                                  Demetrius D. Jordan, regional director                                          teaches them how to help their children with language development, social skills and motor skills.
  Kristi Halford, community volunteer                                Tracy Christian, regional coordinator
                                                                                                                                                     Many of Carlotta’s parents blossom. One such mother had three children ages 5, 3 and 2. With her
  Deborah King Ph.D., Deblar & Associates                                                                                                            oldest about to start school, the single mom had no idea how to get involved. With encouragement,
  Melissa Manrow, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office                                                                                                     she started volunteering at school and signed her child up for extracurricular activities such as
  Leonardo McClarty, DeKalb Chamber                                                                                                                  basketball. She even joined the PTA.
    of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                     The mother took Carlotta’s message to heart: “The more the teacher sees you at school, the more
  Marilyn Nue, Atlanta-Fulton Public                                                                                                                 the teacher will know your child has an advocate. Teachers need to know you care. They need to
    Library System                                                                                                                                   see your face.”
  Belinda Pedroso, Ascension Financial, Inc.

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