Educational Dynamix collaborates with many community organizations to share ideas and provide learning opportunities for children including.
Andrew P. Stewart Center (APSC)
The goal and vision of Andrew P. Steward Center is to reach the children and families in the Reynoldstown community of Atlanta by creating an environment where children and youth feel safe and to give them a place where they feel wanted and welcome. Some of the current programs include: After School Program (Monday-Thursday), Youth Girls Program, and Youth Boys Program. APSC provides after school programming for children in K-5th grades. APSC gives children snacks, provide a safe place to play, and then help and support with homework assignments. They focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education. The services of the Center are made possible because of gifts of local churches and private individuals.
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC)
CEISMC is a partnership uniting the Georgia Institute of Technology with many other educational groups, schools, corporations, and opinion leaders throughout the state of Georgia toward one common goal. The goal is to ensure that K-12 students in Georgia receive the best possible preparation in science, mathematics, and technology as they seek their place in the modern world. On a very practical level, CEISMC is concerned about the future work force and the skill level that will be required in future jobs. CEISMC actively encourages success for underrepresented and underserved populations, and seeks to meet future challenges by encouraging and inspiring the best in science, math, and technology education for all children. CEISMC is dedicated to the enhancement of science, mathematics and technology education. Its mission, K-12, is to advocate and participate in efforts to effect systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in science, mathematics and technology for all children.
Cobb Performance Learning Center (CPLC)
CPLC is a collaborative between Communities in Schools and the Cobb County School districts. The CPLC serves high school students who are not succeeding in traditional school setting and fall into one or more of the following categories: (a) lack interest in a traditional school environment and are seeking another option to learn; (b) experience poor academic achievement; (c) are chronically late to or absent from school; or (d) are at high risk of dropping out of school. The CPLC staff uses the Communities in School philosophy to build a caring learning environment where students are challenged to meet their social and academic goals.
Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps (HOA)
AmeriCorps is a federally funded program that places full-time, stipended volunteers in service all over the country. Hands On Atlanta hosts the largest AmeriCorps program in the Southeast with 145 AmeriCorps members of all ages. Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps members serve as teaching assistants, tutors, mentors and volunteer coordinators at metro Atlanta elementary, middle and high schools. AmeriCorps teams also coordinate service opportunities for children. These service-learning initiatives are designed to foster a sense of self and an ethic of service and civic responsibility in middle-and high school children. While serving in metro Atlanta schools, AmeriCorps members are also able to develop essential personal and professional skills that help them grow into effective and productive citizen leaders.
HOA offers the Discovery Program on Saturday mornings. The Discovery program, a model educational initiative begun by Hands On Atlanta in 1990, allows children from low-income communities to participate in enrichment activities that will boost their aspirations and self-confidence. Last year, 3,178 Discovery volunteers served 5,584 children at nine metro Atlanta elementary schools.
Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) Atlanta
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public school education for all at risk children in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school graduation rates increase and graduates are prepared to enter and be successful in college. The goal is to see at least 80% of children graduate from high school and 50% of these graduates enter and graduate from college.
The Project GRAD Mathematics focuses on children discovery, reasoning, and communication, so that mathematical concepts are understood and articulated by children. Children also develop a fluency in the facts and procedures of mathematics. Most importantly, children are prepared to proceed to the next grade level with the confidence and skills necessary to move through the curriculum with a foundation based upon understanding rather than memorization.