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“Where Our Community Comes Together”


“We come together to discuss our visions for our county, assess the needs in our communities, then decide how our organizations can best work together to meet those needs”

What is Georgia Family Connection?

Georgia Family Connection is the only statewide network in the country dedicated to the health and well-being of families and communities. We empower communities in 159 counties to craft local solutions based on local decisions.

BOARD MEMBERS for FY 19 / 20: 

Ted Buford: Chairperson, John Benner: Chief Financial Officer, Kimbra Benson: Secretary, Brian Simmons: Fiscal Agent, Susan DeLeGal: Co-Chair, Chad Swanson, Syreeta Doomes, Hannah Evors, Margaret Jacobs, Iman Johnson,  Casey Nichols, Helen Raczkowski, Drew Davis, Sandra Bethea, Kimberly Boyd, Tempie Anderson  


The Wayne County Family Connection Collaborative is focused on maintaining a close relationship with its partners through supporting our, schools, civic organizations, and our community. 


The Wayne County Family Connection Collaborative will work to engage with our partners in order to improve school success.  

To Document and Monitor Progress:

The Wayne County Family Connection Collaborative will monitor the increase of’ partnerships with charitable and civic organization, local business owners, health care providers and the Wayne County School System member participation in functions and activities, the Self-Assessment, Partner Engagement Matrix, and the Collaborative Vitality Survey.  The process and progress will be documented during the monthly collaborative meetings and reflected in the minutes, in addition to a review of Kids Count data as well as the local data received from the various agencies indicated above.  We will monitor the effectiveness of our communications and local publicity in order to increase school success.  


We connect our partners to the resources they need, we help coordinate and manage efforts, and we empower our communities to craft local solutions based on local decisions. One of the ways we do that is by linking communities to the latest research and information about best practices for collaborating and improving the well-being of children and families, and about state- and local-level policies that affect Georgia’s communities.

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