The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $2,500 grant to Heidi Johnson, Director of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, Georgia, to purchase critical reading and life-skills curriculum for students with developmental disabilities. ClearWater Academy focuses on providing students with special needs effective academic instructional experiences along with life-skills training.
“We are so pleased and proud to partner with ClearWater Academy to provide up to date curriculum resources for their students,” said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “These well-researched and specially developed resources promote self-confidence and effective communication skills in students with special needs and are vital in preparing these students for success in the future.”
ClearWater Academy focuses on maximizing the potential of students with special needs by providing academic resources, life-skills and real-world applications to promote independence, productivity and an improved quality of life for these students. The school provides cutting edge, research-based instruction unique to every student to prepare them for productive adulthood.
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the HCF through their partnership in the HCF Community IMPACT Partners. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, C & C Fence Co., Brent Scarbrough & Co., Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Heritage Cadillac, Central Station Monitoring Services, Griffin Insurance, New South Package, Emmett J. Arnold Attorney at Law, P.C. and David Curry.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 770.478.8881.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH.”