Our Successes

The Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc. has achieved many successes throughout its 33 years of existence to include fostering systems change, creating and introducing the Family Self-Sufficiency Initiative and leveraging dollars within the Augusta-Richmond County community to name a few. Our success continues and we couldn’t achieve such success without the help of our partners and supporters.

Below are a few of our success from the 2018-2019 year in review.

 
 
CCI participants during a 2018 Youth Leadership Team meeting.

CCI participants during a 2018 Youth Leadership Team meeting.

Continued Change Initiative:

  • Our goal of serving 1,500 youth was exceeded, serving 1,680

  • 64% of youth served were Males

  • 87% of youth served completed at least 75% of the program

  • Retained all 9 Partners for Year 5

  • 100% retention of key CCI Staff positions

  • Partners maintained relationships with youth serving organizations such as Youth Challenge Academy (Fort Gordon and Milledgeville) and Public School Systems (Richmond and Wilkes Counties)

  • Partners established relationships with Post-Secondary School (Georgia College & State University)

  • Facilitated 2 Trainer of Educator Trainings in Making Proud Choices and Making A Difference training 28 additional facilitators

  • Awarded $4,756,665 in programming dollars to Richmond, Burke, Jefferson, Wilkes and Washington Counties


Parents As Teachers Program:

  • To date, PAT has EXCEEDED its annual deliverable target (108) as well as the number of families projected to be served (120) as of June 30, 2019.  This equates to 112.96% of the contract deliverables & 101.7% of the projected number to be served by September 30, 2019.

  • Provided home visiting services to 125 families completing 1,147 home visits.

  • Provided services to 15 students enrolled in biweekly program through Richmond Country School System’s Reaching Potential through Manufacturing program.

  • Completed 72 child health and developmental screenings, making referrals to the East Central Health District Children 1st program, RCSS Special Education and Support Services and/or the child’s pediatrician as appropriate.

  • Met all program Essential Requirements established by the  PAT National Center which qualified APC to participate in the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process in the coming year.

 

First Steps Program:

  • 511 families were screened through First Steps as of August 31st. This is 121% of the contract deliverable and 102% projected number to be served.

  • 131 families were served through the PAT program as of August 31st. This equates to 121% of the contract deliverables & 109% of the projected number to be served.

  • Reviewed schedule of screenings completed at partner agencies and worked with the designated contact to revise on-site times as needed to increase availability to meet peak time demand and to develop a method for sites to collect referral information when she was not available.

  • Marketed the First Steps and Parents as Teachers programs through community outreach activities and outreach to new sites that serve pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 which led to an increase in the number of referrals received from community partners and other agencies.

 

Participants having fun during the 2018 Children’s Week Mommy & Me event.

Participants having fun during the 2018 Children’s Week Mommy & Me event.


Program participants enjoying a monthly event.

Program participants enjoying a monthly event.

Success 4

Family Self Sufficiency Initiative:

 Gettin’ Ahead Curriculum Training

  • 2nd Program Cohort

    • 9 participated successfully completed the 2 program cohort

    • 2 participants enrolled in post –secondary education

    • All 9 participants participated in Stress Reduction Therapy

  • 3rd Program Cohort

    • 10 participants actively participating in the 3rd program cohort

    • All 10 participants participated in Stress Reduction Therapy

    • 1 participant obtained a job

Poverty Simulation

  • Trained 3 APC staff to facilitate the Poverty Simulation

  • Partnered with the Georgia Council for Developmental Disabilities to host a simulation that was inclusive of individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Implemented to over 250 people via 4 simulations to include:

  • 2 Richmond County School System

  • 2 Community-based

  • Brought both the public and private sectors and business/organization of the community together to focus on solutions to barriers that under resourced individuals experience.

Bridges Out of Poverty Training

  • Trained 3 APC staff to facilitate Bridges Out of Poverty

  • Facilitated one community-based training

  • Provided professional development training to administration and staff of the Richmond County School System