Collaboration is at the heart of the Rockdale Coalition’s mission. The Rockdale Coalition provides direct facilitation for various community initiatives as well as various types of support for other community initiatives. Our community is a better place when like-minded people work together for the well being of our children & families.

Collaboration involves:

  • Making Connections

  • Building Relationships

  • Identifying Needs

  • Sharing Resources

  • Working Together

  • Providing Solutions

  • Making a Difference

Some of the current collaborative efforts of the Rockdale Coalition include:

COMMUNITY/COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • F. William Hughey Community Service Award

Mission: To recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding, collaborative community service in the Rockdale community.

  • Hands Across Rockdale

Mission: To promote the spirit of volunteerism within the Conyers-Rockdale community while providing service to those in need. HAR is a community initiative under the direction of Leadership Rockdale.

  •  Leadership Rockdale

Mission: To develop diverse and qualified individuals by providing a learning environment that enhances personal and professional growth to benefit the community. Leadership Rockdale is a program of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

  • Rockdale Community Resource Network

Mission: To bring together individuals and community organizations for the purpose of identifying needs and sharing resources to address the most pressing needs in our community.

  •  Rockdale Nonprofit Resource Summit

Mission: To provide information & resources with nonprofit groups to strengthen their organizational capacity and be better positioned to successfully obtain needed funding to better serve the needs of children & families in the Rockdale community.

  • Rockdale Youth Leadership

Mission: To provide leadership development and community awareness training for 10th grade students in Rockdale County. RYL is sponsored by RCPS in cooperation with the STARS Community Partnership and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

  •  STARS Project: Support Team for All Rockdale Students

Mission: To provide safe and orderly schools and support services for all students that enable them to reach their highest potential. STARS is facilitated by the Rockdale Public School System.

EDUCATION

  • John K. Morgan Community Service Scholarship

Mission:  To award an individual who has demonstrated this outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post secondary education.

  • Rockdale Early Learning Council

Mission: To provide resources, education, and support to early educators, families, and community partners so that all children ages birth to 5 years old in Rockdale County are prepared to succeed in school. The Rockdale Early Learning Council is facilitated by the Rockdale Public School System.

FAMILY SUPPORT

  • Christmas Hope for the Holidays

Mission: To provide a coordinated community effort in order to provide Christmas assistance to families in need in Rockdale County.

  •  Day of Connections Resource Fair

Mission: To connect the Rockdale community to resources that builds strong & healthy families and to provide school supplies to students in need.

  • Rockdale Community Resource Center

Mission: To provide a place that provides the necessary resources to build stable, strong, and self-sufficient individuals and families in the Rockdale community.

HEALTH

  • Rockdale HEALTH SafetyNet: Health Education and Linkages to Help

Mission: To increase access to primary health-care for the medically under-served & uninsured in Rockdale.

  •  Rockdale LIPT: Local Interagency Planning Team

Mission: To provide a coordinated and systemically oriented process model that works to improve outcomes for children/youth and their families with severe emotional disorders and substance abuse issues who are involved with multiple local agencies.

HOMELESSNESS

  • Rockdale HOPES Coalition: Housing Opportunities for People Experiencing Setbacks

Mission: To connect community organizations who are working together to provide caring and life changing solutions for families who are facing challenging housing situations.

  •  Family Promise of NewRock

Mission: To connect local churches in order to provide homeless families with shelter and wrap-around services to meet their immediate and long-term needs.

INCOME/SELF-SUFFICIENCY

  • PREP: Partnership for Rockdale Employment Preparation

Mission: To reduce barriers and create job training opportunities in the health-care industry that can lead to financial stability for Rockdale County families.

PREVENTION

  • Drug Free Community Coalition

Mission: To develop & implement community-wide environmental strategies that address the greatest drug issues facing youth in Rockdale.

  •  Rockdale County Task Force on Family Violence

Mission: To end family violence in the lives of adults and children in Rockdale County, by changing the attitudes and systems, which prevent meaningful improvements and resolution of this chronic community problem by a lack of a unified approach. The Task Force is under the leadership of Judge Nancy Bills.