COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN DEKAlb
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
Carlotta is a parent educator in
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.
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.