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Newton Federal Bank Sticks It to Hunger this Summer, June 1-30

  Did you know that during the summer months, nearly 1 million Georgia children could go hungry because they don’t have access to school meals? Newton Federal Bank is partnering with Action Ministries to end hunger for children in Newton County this

Posted in Covington, Event

Have Books to Donate? Smart Kid Kicks Off in Atlanta June 5.

This summer, the Women’s Community Kitchen in Atlanta is launching the Smart Kid Summer Enrichment program. Smart Kid will focus on literacy, physical and emotional fitness and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) for low-income and homeless families to prevent

Posted in Atlanta, Event

Adult Education Classes Offered Free of Charge

Action Ministries, Newton County Community Partnership and Newton READS have partnered together with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) to provide free Adult Basic Education/GED classes, The Covington News reported on May 1. The classes take place at two separate locations

Posted in Covington, News

Day of Action Mobilizes Volunteers to Give Back Around Atlanta

United Way of Greater Atlanta and Bank of America came together for their big Day of Action, a partnership that dedicated the bank’s employee volunteers to 12 United Way partner agencies at 14 locations across Greater Atlanta to support United

Posted in Atlanta, News

WITH Conference for Churches in Ministry with the Poor Set for Aug. 26

Save the date! On Saturday, Aug. 26, the first WITH Conference will take place at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. The conference, sponsored by Action Ministries, the Housing and Homeless Council and the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church,

Posted in Event

VITA Tax Prep Program Saves NE Taxpayers Thousands 

For the fourth consecutive year, Action Ministries in the Northeast Region provided no-cost tax preparation to its neighbors through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free tax return preparation services to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with

Posted in Athens, News

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid Volunteers Needed in Athens starting May 30

Nearly 85 percent of Athens-Clarke County K-12 students are eligible for free or reduced school lunch. For many of these students, school is the only place where they get a regular meal. During school breaks, these students often go without

Posted in Athens, Event, Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Get Comfortable While Giving Back in Athens in April

It’s that time again! Time to provide care and sustenance to our neighbors in need through the simple act of gathering with friends at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. In its second year, Creature Comforts’ Get Comfortable campaign has become an

Posted in Athens, Event

Free GED Prep Classes Set to Start in Covington, Porterdale in April

Need your GED? Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes are set to start in the Action Ministries Piedmont region in April. Volunteer tutors are available to assist students and prepare them to take the GED test. Action Ministries mobilizes communities to

Posted in Covington, Event

School Social Workers Celebrated

CONYERS – In honor of Social Worker Week, Rockdale County Public Schools awarded the Laura Barnes Honorary School Social Worker Awards to Action Ministries and Antoinette Dunstan, Memorial Middle School’s education specialist and mentor coordinator, reported the Rockdale Citizen on

Posted in Covington, News