Back to School Event Roundup

July 5, 20184min1940
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Voices of Faith sets Back-to-School Bash in Rockdale

Voices of Faith Ministries, 1290 Sigman Road, N.W., Conyers, will host a back-to-school bash on Saturday, July 28, noon to 3 p.m., 1290 Sigman Road, Conyers.  

Community residents are encouraged to come and enjoy free food, music, health fair and get school supplies for their children, while supplies last. 

Anyone who would like to donate school supplies for the event should contact Voices of Faith Ministries at 770-498-5850.  


Springfield Baptist Church to host Back-2-School Bash, food pantry

Springfield Baptist Church will hold its annual Back 2 School Bash and Food Pantry on Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. , 1877 Iris Drive, S.E., Conyers. 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by a program at 10 a.m. Free school supplies and over 30 educational/family resources will be available. There will be a short program prior to the distribution of the supplies. The SBC Food Pantry will be open afterward for families to receive free food. For additional information, contact


DeKalb NAACP to host Back-to-School Kickoff, school volunteer rally  

The DeKalb County branch of the NAACP is hosting a Back-to-School Kickoff and volunteer rally on July 21, 10 a.m., at its offices, 3015 S. Rainbow Drive, Decatur. 

Parents and students will receive information to prepare for the school year. Attendees also will have the chance to sign up to participate as school volunteers. Supplies will be provided while they last, as well as free game tokens to FunXcess Arcade.      


PCA, GCAA announce $2,500 scholarship for eligible students

Partnership for Community Action, Inc. in partnership with the Georgia Community Action Association, is seeking applicants for a statewide scholarship competition. 

Students who compete for the $2,500 scholarship, must be a Georgia resident who is currently attending a post high school institution or has been accepted at an educational institution. Applicants also must meet low-income guidelines in accordance with the Community Services Block Grant. Students will be judged on writing an essay entitled “What Has the Community Action Movement Meant to My Community?”

For more information, contact Brittany Eubanks at


Office of Youth Services offers computer science summer camp

The Office of Youth Services, in partnership with Reach for Excellence, will host the Youth De-Coded summer day camp July 9-20 at Marist School, 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta.

Youth De-Coded provides opportunities for DeKalb County students to receive training in computer science, leadership development and goal setting, while also acquiring marketable employment skills that will assist them in securing future employment in coding. 

Studies currently show that coding is one of the leading career fields in technology and there are major lacks in securing professionally trained individuals in the United States, which has caused many companies to outsource to other countries. 

Applications and additional recruitment information may be accessed at Applications may also be requested from the Office of Youth Services by calling 404-687-7195 or For more information about Youth De-Coded events, call Mussettee H. Hill at 404-687-7192.

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