Habitat Computer Basics Class - Feb 9, 2-13
This wonderful group of people taught computer basics to eight Habitat for Humanity homeowners.
Great job everybody!
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From the left: David Adelman, Stacey Yancey, Lashundra Hill, Nora Laughton, Melinda Romanek, Christy Jones, Mary Reynolds, Steve Maul, Louwana Ball, Scott Trowbridge, Christie Young, Larry Brambrut
Atlanta Community Food Bank - Product Rescue Center - Nov 8, 2012
Atlanta Community Food Bank volunteers at the Product Rescue Center, Novemeber 8, 2012.
We processed 10,372 lbs of donated food goods, enough to make 6914 meals, all under 2 hours!
Dave - Family fun evening!
Larry - Smiles everywhere you look.
Nora - Inspector
Steve - Teamwork
Planning for Computer Skills Training with GNG Woodstock
ASTD Volunteers and Families First Staff are all smiles
after a Vocational Readiness Workshop at Families First!
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Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG) Project
GNG has Stores/Donation Centers and it has Career Centers (CCs). Did you know Donation Centers fund the Career Centers? GNG's mission is to put people to work. Our mission is to help them do that! This project is designed to create and teach courses at the Career Centers ... and we have been making progress!
--Our project is underway at NE Plaza, and Woodstock Career Centers! This means our volunteer instructors are scheduling and teaching our courses at these centers! Typically, CCs have one evening/week where they are open late and most are open for some Saturdays. Time and availability of volunteers and classes are our biggest hurdles to overcome in this project.
Check out the GNG web page for more information: www.goodwillng.org (Career Centers are located near or in Goodwill Stores. ASTD ATL classes run 2 hours, Intro and Close.
Welcome to: Dave Adelman, Instructor Manager or "Instructor Dude"! Dave oversees Instructor Coordinators, who manage and coordinate scheduling at their specific Career Center. Bob Holtz is at NE Plaza and Julie Padgett is at Woodstock, the two Career Centers where the GNG Project is active.
Want to volunteer and teach courses at a Career Center (CC) near you? Join our fabulous team and have some fun while giving back, building or polishing facilitation skills, or simply getting involved!
Above picture: April 2012 train-the-trainer at Decatur. A great group of volunteers having a good time accomplishing great results for the GNG Project -- thanks, team!
If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Julie Padgett, Project Chair, Goodwill at email@example.com
Important: All instructors must be an Atlanta Chapter ASTD member AND must complete and pass a GNG drug/background check (free, quick, & easy). None of this applies to participation on our Course Developer Team.
Community Involvement Video
Check out how much fun Community Involvement is by viewing this video of the volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Dec 1, 2011 and the Habit for Humanity Basic Computer Training on Nov 29, 11.
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Atlanta Community Food Bank volunteer at the Product Rescue Center, Sept 19, 2012. We processed 5980 lbs of donated food goods, enough to make 3986 meals, all under 2 hours!
Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive
Hooray, we have exceeded our goal of collecting 1260 lbs of food to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank. A big thank you to everyone who schlepped food items to ASTD events and donated money online. Thank you to The Semantics Group for purchasing and raffling off 4 Simple Abundance Cooking Class gift certificates to support our drive. Finally, thank you to those individuals and their families that volunteered at the Product Rescue Center inspected, sorted and packaged food items.
Your gifts are making a difference.
FACT: ACFB distributed an overall total of more that 37 million pounds of food and grocery products in fiscal year 2011-12. (Atlanta Community Food Bank. 2012).
FACT: In 2011, the Atlanta Community Food Bank was able to distribute $8.47 worth of grocery products back into the community for every $1.00 donated. (Atlanta Community Food Bank. 2012).
FACT: In fiscal year 2011 - 2012, volunteers served 109,987 hours in support of the ACFB mission. The hours served by volunteers equates to the number of hours served by 52 full time staff member in a year.
Habitat for Humanity Computer Basic Training
This is a great program where the Habitat home owners get to take a computer home after completing a 4 hour training class. We teach them introduction to computer, Word and Excel, and Internet and Email. We need volunteers for facilitators and technology partners.
We need fifteen volunteers to serve as technology partners for each training session. This means you will work one-on-one with the homeowners to assist them as they take the class.
We need three facilitators for each class for the topics above. You must attend a Train-the-Trainer and have worked at least one class as a technology partner to be eligible to facilitate. The next Train-the-Trainer is on Feb 9 9-10:30am at Habitat. You attend the TTT before being a technology partner.
If you are interested in volunteering for this class, email Larry Brambrut or call him at 770-778-9762.
2013 Habitat Dates:
Saturday: 1:00- 5:00
Tuesday 5-9 pm
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