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  • Who We Are

    APC convenes and facilitates, using the collective impact model, partners working as one to address the problems in our community. The model includes the efforts of the consortium, organizations and private citizens reflective of the various sectors of the community – in

    • cultivating partnerships
    • providing a forum to discuss and make decisions as a group
    • conducting research and sharing information and data to make decisions regarding what work
    • implementing
      • evidence-based programs/activities
      • best practices
      • promising practices
    • facilitating the partners’ planning process regarding developing and implementing annual and strategic plans to serve as “road maps”
    • developing and implementing in-house components of the plan to address gaps in services
    • encouraging integration of components of partner organizations/ agencies plans into key comprehensive strategic plan
    • establishing shared measurement practices
    • sharing community successes and failures
    • empowering children, families and partners via capacity building, training and technical assistance

  • History

    About the Organization

    The Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. (APC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit collaborative that partners with agencies, organizations and individuals to improve the lives of children and families in Augusta­ Richmond County. It's one of the 159 networks of community organizations/agencies designated by the state of Georgia to focus on children. This network is known as the Georgia Family Connection Partnership.

    APC includes the following sectors: business; government; education; health care, faith-based, social service and youth organizations; and private citizens. APC’s vision is that our children will have the tools and support to become healthy, educated and responsible adults.  It works toward this vision via a mission to develop and sustain partnerships that provide services to improve the lives of children and their families. APC is built on beliefs that embody its vision that our children are healthy, educated and successful adults.

     

    HISTORICAL MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY 

    1984-1985

    Augusta Coalition for Children & Youth (ACCY) was formed

    1991

    Governor Zell Miller invited Richmond County community leaders to participate in a collaborative (funded by the Whitehead Foundation) called the Family Connection) on behalf of children and families

    A small staff was employed to handle the day-to-day work of the Family Connection

    1995

    Family Connection became one of ten community partnerships in the state, in accordance with Senate Bill 256, becoming a county’s legal entity with authority and responsibility to improve results for children and families

    1996

    Family Connection merged with ACCY and formed the Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families, Inc. (ARCCP) and assumed the ACCY’s 501(c)(3) status, updated by-laws, elected a board of trustees and an executive director

    1997

    ARCCP began applying for and receiving grants, donations, etc., to support its efforts.  A significant award, the Healthy Start funding, was received and was awarded in four 4-year cycles of approximately $1 million each year for 16 years

    1999-2003

    ARCCP was awarded the SPRANS Abstinence Only Education grant, was awarded a Drug Free Communities grant and was awarded several local, state and federal grants

    The number of partners continued to grow

    2004

    ARCCP grew to over 90 partners and was awarded several local, state and federal grants

    2006

    ARCCP was renamed Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc.

    APC coordinated the work of 100+ organizations and 200 individuals to improve the lives of children and families

    2016

    APC continued to facilitate efforts of agencies/organizations/concerned citizens, families and youth in an effort to ensure that our children are healthy, educated and successful adults.

  • The Consortium

    The Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. brings consumers and organizations together to make decisions locally about what works best in terms of addressing the needs of children and families in our community. Together, these individuals and organizations make up a consortium that is comprised of a Board of Trustees and Membership Council.

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  • Board of Trustees

    The APC Board of Trustees consist of 26 members from our Membership Council and local businesses, civic organizations and community advocates. Out of the 26 seats, there are eight that are reserved for representatives from the Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services, Richmond County Board of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, East Central Regional Health Department, local government, faith community, and consumers of services.

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  • Staff