Our partners have made some amazing commitments.  They deserve praise for the dedication they are demonstrating. See some of the many commitments made below.

Family Connection-Communities In Schools

  • Serve as fiscal agent for the grant
  • Manage contracts
  • Facilitate continued collaboration for implementation of the plan
  • Oversee the longitudinal data system
  • Administer the collaborative infrastructure including neighborhood leadership
  • Results-based accountability
  • Assure appropriate documentation
  • File required reports
  • Assure compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Lead and administer the Whatever It Takes collaborative initiative
  • Provide available resources to the implementation of Whatever It Takes.

Clarke County School District

  • As Superintendent, I will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as well as meeting regularly with WIT staff and CCSD staff on WIT matters (20 hours per year Board meetings, 16 hours per year Board retreat, 24 hours per year other WIT), totaling 60 hours per year for a value of $6,000/yr.
  • Our Deputy Superintendent will continue to co-chair the School Transformations Strategic Action Team as well as other WIT work, 96 hours per year for a value of $6,536/yr
  • Executive Director of Technology Services, 104 hours per year for a value of $5,000/yr
  • Director of Public Relations and Communications, 40 hours per year, value of $1,210/yr
  • Director of Academic Support & Special Projects, 79 hours/year, value of $3,000/yr
  • Director of Office of Grants and Research, 72 hours/year for value of $3,000/yr
  • Director of Applied Learning & School-to-Career Education, 59 hours/year, value of $3,000/yr
  • Director of Office of Early Learning, 81 hours/year for value of $4,000/yr
  • Early Head Start/Head Start Coordinator, 72 hours/year for a value of $2,267/yr
  • Pre-K Coordinator, 24 hours/year for a value of $754/yr.
  • Director of Office of Assessment and Accountability, 48 hours/year for value of $2,000/yr
  • Director of Teaching and Learning, 38 hours/year for value of $2,000/yr
  • Director of School Nutrition, 44.5 hours/year for value of $2,000/yr
  • School and program site staff, 400 hours per year for value of $16,000/yr
  • Behavior specialists (plus supplies and travel) serving all the PN schools valued at $821,440/yr
  • School social workers valued at $113,419/yr
  • School nurses (including related expenses) valued at $84,588/yr
  • The District will donate 9,024 square feet in the newly renovated H.T. Edwards cradle-to-career facility as the headquarters for the WIT initiative, valued at $15 per square foot (based on commercial space rentals), for a total annual value of $135,360, and an outdoor “Whatever It Takes” sign including logo.
  • The District will donate utilities at the WIT headquarters with a value of $8,200/yr.
  • The District will donate land-line telephone equipment and service and broad band internet service at the WIT headquarters with a value of $3,300/yr.
  • The District will provide new furnishings for the WIT headquarters with a value of $13,000.
  • The District will provide daily custodial service for the WIT headquarters (commercial rate value $200/week) for a value of $10,400/yr
  • The District will provide security for the WIT headquarters at a value of $4,400/yr.
  • The District will provide office space in Alps Elementary School, Fowler Drive Elementary School, Clarke Middle School, Coile Middle School, Clarke Central High School, Cedar Shoals High School, and Classic City High School Performance Learning Center, including utilities, furniture, custodial services, security, land line telephone service and broadband internet service for social workers, behavior specialists, nurses, Communities In Schools site coordinators, and other staff at a value of $79,760/yr.
  • The District will provide space for the WIT College & Career Success Office in the Athens Community Career Academy, including new office furnishings, broadband internet service, land-line phone service, utilities, security, and custodial services, at a value of $1,994/yr.
  • CCSD will donate space (1 office and 1 double office) for the Early Learning Network in the Office of Early Learning (OEL) facility on the H. T. Edwards campus at a value of $5,922/yr.
  • CCSD’s Office of Early Learning will provide training to child care center staff and informal care providers at no cost, with Promise Neighborhood grant funds used to pay for substitutes or stipends while center staff members are in training.
  • CCSD will provide Early Head Start, valued at $114,642 for children who live in the Athens Promise Neighborhood (APN).
  • CCSD will provide Head Start, valued at $80,918 for children who live in the APN.
  • CCSD will provide Parents As Teachers integrated into the early learning programs.
  • CCSD will provide Pre-Kindergarten, valued at $195,136 for children living in the APN.
  • CCSD will provide Family Literacy in the APN.
  • CCSD will donate office space (10 offices) in schools for counselors at a value of $19,940/yr.
  • CCSD will provide space in the high schools for Juvenile Justice probation officers for a value of $1,994/yr.
  • CCSD will continue to contract with the Ombudsman Program at a value of $525,000/yr.
  • CCSD will continue to provide a jobs program for high school students at the Ombudsman Program for a value of $95,000/yr.
  • CCSD will facilitate provision of Adopt-a-Class including $7,000/yr in match ($3,000 in supplies, $3,000 in staff coordination, $1,000 in field trips).
  • CCSD will implement the Teachers as Advisors program at a marginal cost of $6,000/yr.
  • CCSD will donate space (13,128 sq. ft.) at the H. T. Edwards facility for Athens Technical College to provide basic adult education, GED, and ESL at a value of $229,913/yr.
  • CCSD will pay 50% of the cost of three professors-in-residence half-time at Fowler Drive Elementary School, Clarke Middle School, and the School District central office, valued at $100,944 (School District’s contribution).
  • CCSD will provide space (3 offices, including furnishings, utilities, janitorial service, land-line telephone service, broadband internet service, and security) for UGA professors-in-residence for a value of $5,982/yr.
  • CCSD will implement the International Baccalaureate framework for all elementary, middle and high school students in the APN; the PN grant will cover the training and other fees for the two elementary schools and the District will cover the training and other fees for the middle and high schools as well as salaries of teachers implementing it. We will provide $54,250 for IB training and other IB fees for the four middle and high schools, and we will provide salaries of teachers implementing IB at all six schools totaling $10,268,268 of which we attribute, of which we attribute first year match for students in the Promise Neighborhood (100% at the elementary, 25% at the middle, 14% at the high schools) at $2,567,067.
  • CCSD will provide accounting functions for payroll, benefits, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, tax filings, processing, and human resources management for WIT-funded staff, with monthly reporting and billing, for a value of $38,000/yr.
  • CCSD will donate 5,000 surplus computers in the first two years for WIT to provide to families with children in the School District with a value of $625,000.
  • CCSD will provide the School to Career and related programs at the high schools at a cost of $125,712.
  • CCSD’s Alps Road Elementary School and Fowler Drive Elementary School will continue to be a partner with Whatever It Takes, to serve children residing in the APN from pre-kindergarten years through 5th grade, and to implement reforms for success for all students.
  • CCSD’s Clarke Middle School and Coile Middle School will continue to be a partner with Whatever It Takes, to serve children residing in the APN from 6th through 8th grades, and to implement reforms for success for all students, including implementation of the IB program and a professor-in-residence as described.
  • CCSD’s Clarke Central High School and Cedar Shoals High School will continue to be a partner with Whatever It Takes, to serve children residing in the zone from 9th through 12th grades, and to implement reforms for success for all students, including implementation of the IB program.
  • CCSD will contract for Boys & Girls Club to provide elementary school 21st Century Schools elementary student after-school programming at the Boys & Girls Club facility in the APN (value included in Boys & Girls Club letter of commitment).
  • In addition to the Boys & Girls Club contract, CCSD will provide on-site after school programming at the six schools in the APN $333,661 in state funds and $30,367 in private funds.
  • CCSD will contract with Athens Technical College to provide the Athens Community Career Academy at a value for students in the APN of $111,120/yr.
  • CCSD will provide match for summer school totaling $62,696.
  • CCSD will continue to provide Classic City High School Performance Learning Center with an allocated cost for students in the APN of $99,360.
  • CCSD will provide instructional technology (computer labs, Smart Boards, video broadcasting, etc.) at a cost for Alps & Fowler Elementary, Clarke & Coile Middle, and Clarke Central & Cedar High schools (including staffing) of $3,664,400.
  • CCSD will provide space for school gardens at each of the schools in the APN, and for the community Market Garden at the old West Broad Street School campus in the APN.
  • CCSD will accommodate additional community programs to support WIT’s efforts in the schools, including Junior Achievement, Partners In Education, and Clarke County Mentor Program.

In addition, CCSD is committed to the following new or existing services and systemic changes:


  • CCSD will expand its arts and humanities curriculum in all APN schools through the International Baccalaureate framework, the WIT Art Mentoring initiative, music and arts faculty, and other efforts.
  • CCSD will house the Elementary Strings Program including $15,000 in private match instruments donated by AthFest and lessons payments for Alps and Fowler Elementary School students through the Promise Neighborhoods grant and Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
  • As part of our commitment to the arts, the District will construct a new, free-standing Performing Arts Center at Clarke Central High School (the cost is not yet known and is not included as match).
  • CCSD will donate staffing for the School Attendance Panel.
  • CCSD will supervise grant-funded positions, including behavior specialists serving selected private daycare centers.
  • CCSD will develop individual post-secondary plans for all 6th through 12th grade students, to be reviewed regularly with the students in our Teachers as Advisors program.
  • CCSD will provide early morning time in every classroom to address learning goals, social & emotional health, individual student assessment, and related issues.
  • CCSD will develop individual fitness plans for all students.
  • CCSD will implement the Take 10 and Active Afterschool programs at Alps and Fowler Drive Elementary Schools, utilizing grant funding.
  • The CCSD Nutrition Program will only utilize whole grains in its cooking, will not fry foods, and will reduce levels of salt and added sugar.
  • Vending machines in schools to which students have access will not have sugar-added products.
  • The CCSD Nutrition Program will implement a Farm to School Program and feature a different Georgia-grown product each month.
  • CCSD will provide comprehensive health education utilizing evidence-based curricula at all school levels.
  • In collaboration with Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, Athens Housing Authority, and other partners, the Boys & Girls Club will operate in a newly renovated facility (including full gymnasium) on the H. T. Edwards campus.
  • CCSD will publicize Whatever It Takes and the Promise Neighborhoods programs and services to students, parents, system personnel, and the community.
  • CCSD will continue to implement a collaborative teacher model to inform instruction and to monitor student performance.
  • CCSD will implement a Professional Development District model with support in every CCSD school, as described in the Solutions appendix.
  • CCSD will implement a new differentiated teacher evaluation and accountability system jointly developed with the UGA College of Education.
  • In partnership with the Georgia Department of Education and the University of Georgia, CCSD will implement a new model of instructional delivery at Classic City High School/Performance Learning Center based on a blended digital-learning environment.
  • CCSD will partner with the Georgia Department of Education to transform the school district into a model 21st Century district for the State of Georgia.
  • CCSD will conduct annual surveys of parents and students in each school and share the aggregate data with WIT.
  • CCSD will allow the Behavior and Risk for Teens survey in middle and high schools to help inform the WIT process.
  • CCSD programs will serve families in the Athens Promise Neighborhood, incorporating WIT programs and strategies, from pre-natal to post-secondary preparation, and continuing school reform, including but not limited to those listed herein.
  • CCSD will work with project and national evaluators to ensure timely data collection, selection and monitoring of indicators, reporting of outcomes, and use of findings for continuous program improvement.
  • CCSD will house the WIT-e longitudinal data system funded through the grant and will provide input, guidance, expertise, and data for the longitudinal data system in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local privacy laws.
  • CCSD will continue to align Title 1 funding with the goals of Whatever It Takes.
  • CCSD will continue to align Special Education funding with the goals of Whatever It Takes.
  • CCSD will share lessons learned with other Districts and the College of Education.

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

  • Serve on the Board of Directors (40 hours/year including a 2 day retreat plus 2hours/month, valued at $854)
  • Meeting space including Leisure Services community space and other ( Valued at $50/Month,$600/year)
  • A Percentage of all new construction projects funded through local option sales taxes to include Public arts(no cost value but illustrative of  our commitment to arts)
  • Representatives of the Arts, Parks, Recreation, Human & Economic Development, Law Enforcement, and other will collaborates with Whatever it takes partners to align their programming with Whatever It Takes’ goals including health, safety, community involvement, and academic success for all children and youth they serve( no cash value assigned but illustrative of our alignment with LEA goals)
  • Leisure Services programming and facility to children and youth with services in the heart of the Alps Attendance Zone In Rocksprings Leisure Services community center ($220,254/year)
  • Reading and literacy programs for children pre-K through age 18 at the Athens Clarke County Library in the Promise Neighborhood (1135 hours/year for a value of $32,110)
  • Funding to Athens-Clarke County Library for additional services to children in the main library, including arts and humanities (no cast assigned0
  • Bicycle, foot, and car police in the Zone, including a police precinct in the heart of the zone between Clarke Central High School and Clarke Middle School ( no value assigned)
  • Alignment and coordination of its allocation and administration of Community Development Block Grant HOME, and other programs with the Whatever It takes goals( no value assigned)

 

Offices for Children and Families

  • Funding in the amount of $ 295,000

The University Of Georgia (Michael Adams)

  • The Professional Development District co-chairs the WIT School transformation Strategic Action Team.
  • A researcher from our Carl Vinson Institute of Government chairs the WIT Data and Evaluation Committee and Developed the WIT Longitudinal Data System.
  • A Professor from our College of Public Health chairs the WIT Health and Wellness Strategic Action team. 

The University Of Georgia (College of Education)

  • The Dean serve Board of Directors (1%; $2,000)
  • Director of Office of School Engagement , academic year (15%; $8,807)
  • Associate Dean For Outreach ( 1%; $1,808)
  • Associate Dean for Academic Programs ( 1%; $ 1,612)
  • Public Services Faculty (30%; $18,000)
  • Professors-in-Residence Dorothy White and Beth Tolley  ( 10%; $13,473)
  • On-Site Instructors: 5 schools (6 hours per week, academic year; $52,500)
  • One Language and Literacy department faculty members time to conduct one credit seminar for reading specialist doctoral assistantship student (4%; $2,400)
  • Percentage of 3 Lifelong Education, Administration, and policy faculty members’ time to support the new solution related to school-parent capacity building (5%; $9,900)

The University Of Georgia (Cooperative Extension)

  • Six Expanded Food & Nutrition Education program educational sessions for low –income parents and children in the Athens promise Neighborhood, repeated 5 time with the goal of targeting 50 parents (valued at $6,038 in-kind: $5,300 in cooking equipment and ingredients, $664 in staff time, and $74 in travel

     The University Of Georgia (College of Environment and Design)

  • Facilitation of discussions; working with neighborhood residents, the Athens Housing Authority, CCSD, and any key stakeholders to provide planning to make the Alps zone and the Fowler Drive Elementary school zone more family and friendly (20 hours/month x 12 months x $20.85 = $ 5,004)

       The University Of Georgia (Fanning Institute)

  • Mediation Training for 1 individual ($ 1100)
  • Facilitation Training and coaching ( $1500)
  • Dialogue Training and coaching ($ 1500)
  • Coaching and Mentoring ($ 3500)
  • Referrals to articles and resources ($ 2000)

      The University Of Georgia (Office of Service-Learning)

  • Student Volunteer time (2250 hours/year @20.38 for annual value of $45,855)
    • In-kind support of materials for Professional Development workshop on Clarke County School District teachers (for 2 full day workshops valued at $925)
    • Funding for substitute teaches during 2 full day workshops( 12 substitute teachers at Clarke Middle School, 13 at Coile Middle School  @ 88/day for value of $2,200)

      Clarke County Health Department

  • Comprehensive Health Department services to the Whatever It Takes neighborhood’s population ( $482,261)
  • Teen Matters Teen Clinic operation and Clarke Central High Health Educator ( $ 170,000)
  • Behavior  and risk for Teens (BART) survey of public high school students (valued at $ 15,000)
  • Support for asthma Clinic serving children from the promise Neighborhood ( valued at $ 11,494/year)
  • Staff time with the Health and Wellness Strategic Action Team , Data Committee, and others ( 48 hours/ year for annual  value of $3,000)
  • The District Health Director or designee will participate as a member of the Whatever It Takes and serve on the  Board Of Directors (annual value $1,800)
  • Meeting Space (12 meetings/year for annual value of $1,200)
  • Input ,guidance expertise  and approved agenda for the longitudinal data system, complying with all applicable federal, state, and local privacy  laws ( no value assigned)

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

  • Continue To Serve as a member of the Whatever It Takes Board of Directors and collaborative teams, including attending monthly inter-agency meetings and subcommittee assignments ( 72 hours/year at a value of( $ 6,480)
  • Integrate lessons learned from the collaboration and implementation process in its services to more effectively address community needs
  • Provide support  for increased Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment, valued at:
  • Program Coordinator salary ($17,000 in state funding)
  • Program Coordinator benefits($8,160 in state funding)
  • Training supplies ($600 in state funding)
  • Teaching material ( $500 in state funding)
  • Participate in Clarke County Attendance Panel to address student needs and improve attendance (64 hours/year, a value of  $ 1,728)
  • Provide support to expand  mental health services in Clarke Central High School, valued at:
  • Project Director salary ( $ 22,200 in state funding)
  • Project Director benefits ( $ 10,656 in state funding)

 

Alston & Bird LLP

  • Pro Bono legal services (50 hours/year @ $500/hour for annual value of $25,000)

Habitat for Humanity

  • Construction of two houses in the Athens Promise Neighborhood (valued at $238,000)
  • Support for renovations, wheelchair ramps, and related needs in the Athens Promise Neighborhood (no value attributed but we will track it)

 

Athens College

  • Provide recruitment and support for dual enrollment opportunities available at our
    College through the Athens Community Career Academy, which is located in the Athens Promise Neighborhood

    • Provide college instructors (5 FTE) (at $10,000/semester for an annual value of $100,000) to teach dual enrollment coursework to students at the Athens Community Career Academy
    • Provide a staff person (1 FTE) (annual value of $25,000) to support the dual enrollment recruitment process
    • Provide leadership for the Whatever It Takes College and Career Success Strategic Action Team by having our vice president for institutional effectiveness serve as co-chair for the team (24 hours per year at $51.44 per hour for a value of $1,667)
    • Contribute staff time and expertise toward creating a College and Career Success Office and in providing workshops on preparing for college for families in the Athens Promise Neighborhood (value of $3,385)
    • Suppors adult education classes in the Promise Neighborhood (value of $123,276 in federal funds, $103,128 in state funds, and $34,628 in private funds).

Books for Keeps

  • 8 books each for 661 elementary students (valued at $2.20/book for $11,634 total value)
  • Approximately 4,000 additional books for middle and high school students, valued at $8,800
  • Approximately 5,000 books to APN school teachers and media specialists, valued at $11,000
  • A significant contribution of staff time and expertise that will be tracked and reported for in-kind match Staff time will e contributed and tracked from the following (but not limited to)
    • Executive Director (valued at $28.85/hour x 50% applicable to PN zone for total value of $30,0004)
    • A significant contribution of volunteer time that will be tracked and reported for in-kind match.  Volunteer time will be contributed but not limited to:
      • Volunteer rime (927 hours valued at $20.85/hour for annual value of $19,328)
      • Warehouse supplies ($2,000 x 50% applicable to PN zone for annual value of $1,000)
      • Facility/Rent ($36,000 x 50% applicable to PN zone for annual value of $18,000)
      • Business expenses (valued at $550)
      • Book distribution expenses ($3,000 x 50% applicable to PN zone for annual value of $1,500)
      • Volunteer expenses ($750 x 50% applicable to PN zone for annual value of $357)

Children First

  • provide in-kind programmic and administrative support in the amount of $25,400 through Athens-Oconee (CASA), Safe Care, Supportive Parenting Access and Resource Center (SPARC) and Family Time Community Visitation Center to children in the Alps and Fowler elementary attendance zones (approximately $11,500 in state support,  and $13,900 in private support)

Communities In Schools

  • Technical assistance for the Performance Learning Center in Athens (valued at $12,000 from private funds)
  • Technical assistance for Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens, Inc., including continued implementation, training, and expansion of the Communities in Schools site coordinator model as well as continued support for Total Quality Systems best management practices (valued at $12,000 from private funds)
  • Provision of an AmeriCorps-VISTA worker for Alps Road Elementary School (valued at $20,000, including $5,400 private support and $14,600 federal)
  • Included in the above-described will be technical assistance to develop programming in partnership with the University of Georgia and other institutions of higher education to bring additional resources to the Whatever It Takes effort

Prevent Child Abuse Athens

  • Provide and track financial or in-kind support as listed; in 2013 this will total $400,000 (including $345,000 in federal support and $55,000 in private support

Georgia Family Connection Partnership

  • Cash support: up to $6,250 to support participation in the Georgia Promise Neighborhood Community of Practice and any resulting cross-site work/
  • In-kind:  Facilitation and coordination of a Georgia Promise Neighborhood Community of Practice and cross-site work;
  • In-kind: Ongoing support of the collaborative work, including access to the Kids Count database, technical assistance on evaluation and asset mapping, and communication of lessons learned to the other community partnerships and to our peers around the nation.

WXAG The Light 1470 & Zebra Magazine

  • $15,000 in donated community education programming (matching $15,000 in Promise Neighborhood funds)
  • Participation in the WIT Community Education Committee

Georgia Conflict Center

  • Travel ($0.75/ mile for WTNL attendance for annual total of $486)
  • Supplies for Georgia Conflict Center trainings ($10/ participant for an average of 7 per training for an annual total of $360)
  • In-kind support of the GCC Program Director (valued at $5,000)
  • Mediators ($50/hour for annual total of $200)
  • Program & Curriculum Development/Update for Georgia conflict Center (valued at $2,000)
  • Intern ($3,629)
  • Peacemaker Stipends ($100/full attendance for annual total of $1,350)
  • Communications for Georgia Conflict Center ($300)
  • In-Kind support for postage ($360)

Family Counseling Service, Inc.

  • Match support to provide access to psychological service for Athens Promise Neighborhood children with mental health disorders and their parents through school site counseling at the elementary and middle schools (valued at $71,250 ).

Nancy Travis Hope for babies, Care for Kids, Inc.

  • Providing Hope for Babies scholarships to children living in poverty to attend quality-rated child care and learning centers from 2013 through 2017
  • Monitor the programs to ensure that they maintain quality ratings and will collect data regarding use of the Promise Neighborhood funds and the matching funds
  • Each year the Nancy Travis program will contribute $3,100 plus $6,114 worth of volunteer hours (300 hours valued at $20,84 per hour)

Online Athens / Athens Banner Herald

  • $20,000 on in-kind advertising and event sponsorship for community engagement

Fairway Outdoor Advertising

  • $30,000 on in-kind match in outdoor advertising based on availability, to promote events and community engagement in the activities and goals of Whatever It Takes

Department of Juvenile Justice

Specifically, in 2013, the Department of Juvenile Justice (Clarke County) will provide:

  • Two Probation Officers working with students served in the Athens-Clarke County Truancy Court (value of $4,049/yr.)
  • Probation Officers making referrals to and supervising compliance of students in Substance Abuse Treatment programs (annual value of $5,880)
  • Probation Officers for Truancy Court ($311)
  • A representative from the Department of JuvenileJustice will continue to serveon the Board of Directors and participae in strategic action teams (40 hour/year @ $40/hour for annual value of $1,600)
  • Probation Officers working with students served in the Athens-Clarke County Attendance Panel (annual value of $338)

Confluence, Inc.

Specifically, Confluence, Inc. will provide:

  • Facilitation training and coching ($1,000 per day; $10,000 value)

Cox Media Group

  • In-Kind match of advertisements and promotions for Whatever It Takes (valued at $57,280)

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia

  • Community Connection of Northeast Georgia will continue to serve as a member of the Whatever It Takes collaborative team including participating in monthly inter-agency meetings, Strategic Action Teams, and the Asset Mapping Community of Practice, and training of Neighborhood Leaders in information & referrals:
    • Executive Director rate of $32.27/hour at 40 hours/year for value of $1,291
    • Program Director rate of $23.72/hour at 40 hours/year for value of $949
    • Support for Volunteer Coordination in the Promise Neighborhood (value of $40,000 private funds and $6,626 in local funds, $15,000 in state funds, and $6,374 in federal funds.)
    • Facilitation and evaluation of YOUth Serve program (175 hours @ $18.28/hour for annual value of $3,199)
    • Provision of on-line database of services available to all children and families in the Athens Promise Neighborhood (value of $5,000 private funds)

Clarke County Mentor Program

  • Staff salaries (valued $22,764)
  • Staff fringe benefits (value $1,712)
  • Travel costs ($200)
  • Volunteer hours mentoring Clarke County youth (50 mentors providing 2,600 hours annually @ $20.38/hour for annual value of $52,988)

John O’Looney, Systems Developer

  • In-kind Senior Systems Developer ($90/hour valued at $8,550/year)
  • Desktop Information System (valued at $9,000/year)

Juvenile Court of Clarke County

  • I will continue to chair the WIT Safety & Community Stability Team and participate in the Implementation & Accountability Committee and Results Roundtables (value $4,800)
  • Financial support for Athens-Clarke County Peer Court (value $5,542)
  • Financial support for Georgia Conflict Center:
    • Supplies (value $720)
    • ACC Juvenile Court Staff (valued at $4,500)
    • Purchase of Mauldin Pattern Assessment Instrument for Juvenile Cout intake (value $6,000)
    • Support for Truancy Court serving Pomise Neighborhood students through:
      • Truancy Court Judge salary (valued at $3,894 in local funding)
      • Truancy Court Clerk salary (valued at $1,484 in local funding)
      • Public Defender salary (valued at $2,372 in state funding)
      • Truancy Court Judge benfits (valued at $389 in local funding)
      • Truancy Court Clerk benefits (valued at $148 in local funding)
      • Public Defender benefit (valued at $237 in state funding)
      • In-kind supplies and food (valued at $1,000 in private funding)
      • Support for Attendance Panel serving Promise Neighborhood students through
        • Juvenile Court Clerk salary (valued at $742 in local funding)

Mind Body Institute

  • Mindfulness Training for Educators and Mindfulness Teacher Training for Educators at reduced fees from national pricing for this training (valued at $14,200 in-kind, private funds the first year.  Similar in-kind will be present in subsequent years)
  • Mindfulness Awareness program for Children and Youth at reduced fees from national priving (valued at $1,200 in-kind private funds each year.  We were unable to determine match for Youth, as there is currently no national program.)
  • Finding a Place to Rest for Parents (of small children) at reduced fees from national priving (valued at $33,120 in-kind, private funds each year)
  • Mindfulness Training for Neighborhood Leaders (valued at $8,280 in-kind, national funds each year)
  • Mindfulness Training for FC/CIS staff (valued at $8,820 the first year only)

Rites of Passage

Specifically Rites of Passage will provide:

  • In-kind support of educational materials (value $1,000)
  • In-kind support of refreshments for ASP (value $500)
  • In-kind support of food on educational trips (value $2,520)
  • In-kind support of supplies (value $800)
  • Volunteer hours in service of the program (3,063 hours @ $20.38/hour for annual value of $63,424)

Athens Land Trust

  • Establishment of new community gardens in the Promise Neighborhood
  • Support and supplies for existing school gardens at Alps Road Elementary School, Clarke Middle School, Clarke Central High School and the Performance Learning Center
  • Support for the Market Garden at Old West Broad Street School

In order to do this, Athens Land Trust will provide:

  • Mileage and training, $450
  • Garden supplies, $4,500
  • Staff, $24,000
  • Volunteers, $15,000

Athens-Clarke Count Police Department

Specifically, in 2013, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department will provide:

  • A representative will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as well as meeting regularly with Whatever It Takes staff (20 hours annually for Board Meetings, 16 hours for Board retreat, 12 hours annually for other meetings @ $23/hour for annual value of $1,104)
  • Salary support for our Community Policing Team to continue to work with the WIT Neighborhood Leaders, providing workshops in the neighborhoods, continued development and implementation of Neighborhood Watch, and other crime prevention activities (48 hours per year @ $26/hour annual value of $1,248)
  • In-kind donation of food for Citizens Police Academy sessions (26  weeks of $120/week for annual value of $3,1201)
  • Salary support for the Academy Coordinator (4 hours per session for 26 sessions @ $26/hour for annual value of $2,704)
  • Salary support for the Academy Assistant (5 hours per session for 26 sessions @ $17/hour for annual value of $2,210)
  • Salary support for Academy speakers (3 hours per session for 26 sessions @ $23/hour for annual value of $1,794)
  • Donation for graduation ceremonies, including dinner (2 per year @ $865 each for annual value of $1,730)
  • Participation in Clarke County School Attendance Panel to address student needs and improve attendance (8 days annually @ $23/hour for value of $1,472).

Athens Area Community Foundation

Specifically, in 2013, Athens Area Community Foundation will:

  • Participate in the Asset Mapping Community of Practice, the Implementation & Evaluation Team, as well as various action teams.  As well as, develop a Scholarship Program to further the creation and maintenance of funds for individuals pursuing learning enrichment and advanced education.
    • Salary (value $3,380 private)
    • Benefits (value $1,100 private)
    • Consultant (value $4,000 privae)
    • Supplies (value $600 private)
    • AACF will integrate lessons learned from Whatever It Takes collaboration and implementation process in its grant making deliberations for programs that support Public and private education, at all levels; Human services, including an emphasis on children, families, and the aged; Workforce development; Affordable housing; Medical and hospice care; Public transportation; Art and cultural activities; Green space preservation and environmental initiatives; Building community; and Economic development and revitalization.

Beech Haven Baptist Church

  • Continue to support, in any appropriate way, the strategies, activities, and events which lend itself to positive opportunities and outcomes for children, youth, and families in our community.

Central Presbyterian Church

  • In-kind services through use of our Fellowship Hall and Contemporary Service Center
  • Fellowship Hall fee is $100 per full day for 4 times per year @ $400
  • Contemporary Worship Center fee is $100 per full day for 4 times per year @ $400

Flagpole Magazine

Specifically Flagpole Magazine will provide:

  • $3,500 in print advertising (10 quarter page adds)
  • $3,500 in online advertising (12 months of Skyscraper ads on Flagpole, com
  • Calendar listings for all events that are open to the public
  • Editorial support when possible by way of articles, event previews or news blurbs

Little Ones Academy of Preschool and Daycare, Inc.

  • Pilot the Quality Rating and Improvement System measures
  • Committed to child screening and assessment proposed in the grant
  • Continued utilization of the Georgia Early Learning Standards
  • Ensuring that the Promise Neighborhood teaching staff receive 20 hours of training per year (10 hours above the state requirement
  • Provide and track financial and/or in-kind programmatic support as listed in the chart below, this will total between $20 and $50 per child per week in private support
  • Waive the $60 annual registration fee for all Promise Neighborhood children whose parents are participating in PN activities.

Medical Partnership UGA

  • Facilitate care of uninsured  patients at the student-run clinic within the Mercy Clinic in Athens
  • Work with Early Headstart program
  • Work with local schools through the Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Contribute to the food collection for Friday food packs for children

Timothy Baptist Church

Specifically Timothy Baptist Church will provide:

  • Meeting Space
  • Endorsement of Whatever It Takes organization
  • Teaching that endorses shared principles