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  • The Brunswick News - Georgia – mastheadThe Brunswick News – Daily Editorial by The Brunswick News, November 10, 2017

    Coastal Coalition for Children taking on important mission
    The folks at Coastal Coalition for Children have one-track minds. For them, there is nothing more important than strengthening the opportunities for local children and building a community that encourages family involvement and education.The fruits of that laser focus were on display this week when the coalition held its Healthy Families of Coastal Georgia graduation program at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Aside from the adorable 3 year olds grinning from ear to ear in their tiny caps and gowns, there was something special happening. Healthy Families of Coastal Georgia promotes children’s well-being through a curriculum that emphasizes the development of a mother-and-child bond. The effort begins prenatally by teaching young parents how to create those bonds, and what they can do to ensure their youngster is not only well cared for, but that they are developing properly to be prepared for kindergarten. Read more…

  • wo-year-old Kylie Burnett smiles while her aunt Dominique Cummings takes her picture prior to a Healthy Families of Coastal Georgia graduation ceremony at the Brunswick Glynn County Library Tuesday.

    Two-year-old Kylie Burnett smiles while her aunt Dominique Cummings takes her picture prior to a Healthy Families of Coastal Georgia graduation ceremony at the Brunswick Glynn County Library Tuesday.

    The Brunswick News – Local News by Lauren McDonald, November 8, 2017

    Healthy Families program hosts graduation ceremony
    Kylie was the picture of pride Tuesday morning, jumping around in her blue cap and gown.Kylie and her mom, Shaquan Cummings, were among 10 families who graduated from the Healthy Families of Coastal Georgia program during a ceremony held at the Brunswick library.When Kylie went up to receive her certificate, she was also given a new backpack filled with school supplies. Kylie put it on immediately, over her robes, then smiled for the cameras capturing the moment. Read more…

  • Shaquan Cummings and her daughter Kylie attended an event Friday to learn more about safe sleep practices and enjoy a reading of "Goodnight Moon."

    Shaquan Cummings and her daughter Kylie attended an event Friday to learn more about safe sleep practices and enjoy a reading of “Goodnight Moon.”

    The Brunswick News – Local News by Lauren McDonald, October 14, 2017

    Coastal Coalition for Children promotes safe sleep practices for infants
    Shaquan Cummings came out Friday for a refresher on how to make sure her baby sleeps safely every night.
    Cummings, who will soon graduate from the Coastal Coalition for Children’s Healthy Families program, had heard the ABCs of safe sleep before — alone, on their back and in a crib.
    “I like the fact that they have these kinds of programs, to help the moms, to help the kids and to make sure safety is No. 1,” Cummings said. Read more…

  • Coastal Coalition for Children - First Steps, Healthy Familes and Grandparent ConnectionCoastal Coalition for Children – News Release, September, 2017

    Taste of the Vine Rescheduled for October 22, 2017 – Coastal Coalition for Children Focuses on Support of Our Families After Hurricane Irma.
    Coastal Coalition for Children, a Brunswick-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit announced today that the Board of Directors has made the decision to reschedule the annual fundraiser, Taste of the Vine. Current ticket holders are encouraged to attend on October 22, 2017. Ticket holders who are unable attend on the new date, will be offered a refund, or can choose to make a donation of the ticket price. The original date of the event was to be Sunday, September 24. The event will still be held at Georgia Sea Grill on St Simons Island. Read more…

     

  • Paul White, community foundation president and CEO, from left; Teri Evans, executive director, Coastal Coalition for Children and Lloyd Newberry, member, foundation board of directors.

    Paul White, community foundation president and CEO, from left; Teri Evans, executive director, Coastal Coalition for Children and Lloyd Newberry, member, foundation board of directors.

    The Brunswick News – Community Life by Ellen Post, August, 2, 2017

    Coastal Coalition for Children to benefit from grant
    At its June meeting, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation voted to award grants, totaling $82,525, to 18 community-based organizations serving Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties. This was the largest number and amount in the annul competitive program in the foundation’s history The 2017 competitive grant cycle focused on programs serving “at-risk youth and their families.” Read more…

  • Zy-arre Bryant, 9, shows off his new backpack with his grandmother Allene Bryant, after finishing a summer tutoring program hosted by the Coastal Coalition for Children.

    Zy-arre Bryant, 9, shows off his new backpack with his grandmother Allene Bryant, after finishing a summer tutoring program hosted by the Coastal Coalition for Children.

    The Brunswick News – Local News by Lauren McDonald, July 27, 2017

    Coastal Coalition for Children provides summer camp, tutoring to students
    More than 20 students recently wrapped up a summer’s worth of tutoring in preparation for the upcoming school year.
    Coastal Coalition for Children, a Brunswick-based nonprofit organization that serves children and families in Glynn and McIntosh counties, provided students with free tutoring in reading and math throughout the summer.
    The nonprofit celebrated the students’ hard work with a ceremony Monday during which the students received certificates and decorated backpacks. Read more…

  • The Brunswick News - Georgia – mastheadThe Brunswick News – Local News, July 27, 2017

    Coastal Coalition for Children, Bailey’s host school supply drive
    The Coastal Coalition for Children is partnering with Bailey’s Health and Fitness gyms to collect school supplies for families with limited incomes.
    Through Aug. 17, the Brunswick Bailey’s gym location will have donation boxes where community members can donate school supplies, including pencils, markers, pens, notebooks, glue and other items on back-to-school supply lists.
    The Coastal Coalition for Children is a Brunswick-based nonprofit that serves families in Glynn and McIntosh counties. Read more…