NAN Newton County Chapter
NAN NEWTON COUNTY'S VISION
Our Community Mission is to provide value to our community by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future. We want to provide basic needs for those in need of food, clothing, and shelter.
We have reached out to several companies requesting gift cards or in-kind donations. Several Companies would only issue gift cards in lieu of monetary or in-kind donations. NAN would accept any Companies donations to help our community citizens in need of support.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are hitting underserved vulnerable children and families hard right now people are losing their jobs. And to understand them, we must go to those people who face those challenges and give our support.
NAN’s goal is to apply for grants to provide scholarships to high school seniors for tuition, fees, books, supplies to individuals needing financial help in Newton County. With the grant funds NAN would like to distribute $500 to $1,000 Scholarships to each student with a 3.0 GPA.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
Educational STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. These are all areas of learning that our children need to be comfortable with to excel in the future. STEM makes creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors.
Students would be able to take advantage of the educational scholarships which is a good way to avoid student loans. Because education is a field of major importance.
The most obvious benefit of scholarships is that they make college more affordable. Scholarships can give students the financial bump needed to take a leap and enroll in a degree, as well as a boost to morale and a student’s confidence in their ability to work toward a better future.
Also, NAN’s goal is to use grant funds to pay for students and adults that dropped out of high school to get their GED (General Educational Development) diploma at a vocational school, college, or online classes.
NAN Mission is to be involved in serving and helping the Senior/Elderly in our Community by making a difference in their lives.
There are plenty of opportunities for NAN to help end Senior/Elderly isolation, hunger, or depression by providing services such as grocery delivery or hot meals delivery, pick-up medication, etc., in our community. Most Senior/Elderly person cannot drive anymore.
NAN will educate, register, and assist the Senior/Elderly in the State of Georgia Election process. We will fight to ensure that every person’s right to vote is protected and exercised. NAN will provide transportation to the Voting Polls.
Our Goal is to apply for Grants to purchase Transportation (Van), Grant funds for operations cost (Insurance, Fuel, Maintenance).
According to Federal guidelines, a “Low-Income” senior is an individual who is at least 60 years old and their household income is not more than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S MISSION STATEMENT
"National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the United States. Founded in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton. NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality."
Youth Move Mission Statement
"Young Move is the youth division of National Action Network designed to educate and empower young Millennials with the sensibilities, skills, capacity and competencies to empower the next generation of the movement’s progressive social change agents. Youth Move is organized by chapters across the USA that succeeds to uphold the mission of the organization through the eyes and feet of the youth."
The Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of political and human rights activists in New York founded the National Action Network (NAN) in early 1991.
NAN fights to empower people by providing extensive voter education, services aiding the poor, supporting economically small community
businesses, confronting racism and violation of civil rights and human rights.
NAN is a political, human and civil rights organization that was conceived with a focus on action in accordance with the vision of its founder, Rev. Sharpton. With “NATIONAL” representing the scope of its activities and “NETWORK” reflecting the methodology of of its expansion, NAN encompasses the vision of Rev. Sharpton by networking in “ACTION” with individuals, groups and organizations
throughout New York and the nation.
National Action Network (NAN) brings
out government awareness, public and social affairs. The organization provides voter awareness and the national platform revolves around activism against racial profiling, police brutality, women issues,
economic reform, public education and aids awareness. National Action Network is based in New York City and has 35 chapters throughout the United States
and is continuing to open more chapters nationwide. The Newton County Chapter was established in year 2015 and continues to be a strong voice for this community.
Community Food Insecurity Project
NAN Newton County Chapter, Covington Georgia are requesting Grant to give back to our local community to help in the fight against “Food Insecurity.” We would like to give complimentary $100.00 Gift Cards to the underserved families to paid for nutritional foods or medication. We recognize that we cannot achieve our organizational goals on our own.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus on local underserved community “Food Insecurity” has increased.
After a lifetime of hard work, many older Adults find themselves facing an impossible choice to pay for groceries, medical care, or medication. Children struggling with hunger come from families who are struggling, too. Household food insecurities is a threat to families well-being.
Food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources. Families experiencing food insecurity rely on donated food at food pantries to help them stretch their budgets.
We are a local nonprofit 501-C3 organization working with the Newton County Schools to provide funding for free lunch to underprivileged children that cannot afford to pay for their lunch. These children are turned away from lunch due to lack of money. We will be able to pay for the underprivileged children lunch through awarded grants and generosity of donations.
Stats: Nearly one million kids in the state of Georgia are eligible to receive free or reduced meals. 1 in 6 kids are food insecure. Georgia is ranked the tenth highest food insecure state in the United States. Currently, we are serving Newton County schools underprivileged children.
Our mission is to impact the lives of underprivileged children by providing free lunch nourishment to children in need.
In 2015, Archie Shepherd founded the NAN Newton County Chapter.
Public Relations Committee
Send out notice to Committee and Members, of meeting and Make brochures, notify public of events.
Initiates fund raising projects for Chapter
Programs, work with other committee.
Crisis Intervention Committee
Researches and investigates cases submitted to the local Chapter in writing.
Criminal Justice Committee
Seeks to eliminate discriminatory practices
In the Juvenile and Adult Justice Systems.
Health & Wellness Committee
Research, share and advocate for better
medical, physical, mental and nutritional
laws that impact our community.
Recruits new members and encourage
their participation and support in Chapter
events. Work to set up mini-chapters on
school campuses and other organizations.
Political Awareness Committee
Voter registration, monitoring elected
officials, sharing information on upcoming
legislation and court rulings that impact us.
NAN puts youth and young leaders at the forefront of the movement for Civil Rights. Initiatives including NAN Youth Move seek to lift the voices of our young people so that they may lead the fight for the next generations. With leaders ages 11 to 25 we never leave out the passionate and visionary voices of our youth.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
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