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.
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.
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
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
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