November Monthly Newsletter

Please check out this month's reminders and resources!

Please check out the November Newsletter to learn more information about monthly reminders, upcoming events, and even resources!


  • Remember that enrollment documents need to be submitted within 90 days of registration

  • School supply and hygiene items have been shipped. Reach out to your TSL if you have not received it

  • Dollar General Gift cards were mailed out on 10/06. Please contact your TSL if you do not receive your card(s) by next week. Only those that confirmed their addresses were mailed the gift cards

  • Thanksgiving Break; Monday, November 21st- November 25th- ENJOY :)

Students qualified for the McKinney-Vento Act for the 2022-23 school year are eligible for Dollar General gift cards from the Unaccompanied Youth and Homeless CARES Act funds. The purpose of the Dollar General Gift card is to help you purchase physical needs in order for your student to be successful and engaged in their schooling. Items to consider include school supplies, clothing, lunch, or other items needed to be productive at school. (Alcohol and tobacco products cannot be purchased with these cards.) GCA must report expenditures to the GADOE therefore, we ask that you provide a receipt of your purchase(s). Use the QR code or link below to upload a picture of your receipt(s) once you make your purchases.

Click Link to upload a picture of your receipt(s):


JOB OPPURTUNITY - The Job Fair Opportunities

The Atlanta GA Job Fair:

Sandy Springs Career Fair:

Upcoming Food Drives


Resources listed in newsletter are not sponsored or endorsed by Georgia Cyber Academy. Each resource is utilized as a method to assist families needing assistance in their particular county with the following but not limited to; food pantry/ referrals, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance, etc. The resources provided, aid families in getting connected to external organizations in their local community.

Georgia Turkey Stops (JoyFM Website)

Available Turkey Stops all throughout Georgia. (Not Sponsored)

C.H.O.I.C.E.S Community Teaching Kitchen & Amazon present their 6th Annual Thanksgiving Mobile Food Pantry

Per Website: "C.H.O.I.C.E.S. & Amazon present the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Mobile Food Distribution on Saturday November 19 at two locations : Atlanta Technical College and in partnership with Commissioner Larry Johnson at South DeKalb Mall.
  • Registration is limited to 1 per household.
  • First Come, First Serve Line Up opens at 11 am.
  • Distribution will not start until 12 noon.
  • Please do not sign up more than once, you will only be allowed to pick up for your own order. Each person must be present that is registered.

DoorDash Delivery is available from Atlanta Technical College only. You must live within 10 miles of the location. We can deliver to most areas in the City of Atlanta. *Applicable to DoorDash Delivery System some addresses will not be approved."

Click Link to a register:

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New Life Community Ministries Food Box Giveaway

Per Website: " The Stewart Foundation partners with New Life Community Ministries for their annual Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway. We are in need of volunteers for numerous tasks to ensure a successful event. Volunteers will be working inside and outside, lifting and carrying boxes of groceries, as well as standing and walking through the whole shift.

Books will also be distributed sponsored by The Stewart Foundation's Righteous Readers.

Volunteers will load clients' trunks with a food box and turkey.

Please dress comfortably. Please park at Building 2.

Volunteers: please arrive between 6am and 6:30am. Event is 7am-11am.

We're looking forward to a great day of service. Thank you.

Click the link to register:

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College Park CARES for the Holidays

Free Turkeys for Families for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Date & Time:

Sat, November 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST


Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337

Click Link to register:

Additional Resources- Food/ Toy Drive

North Gwinnett Co-Op - Help for the Holidays

Right here in our community, there are people who are not expecting the holidays to be very bright. They may have fallen on hard times, they may be ill, alone, or unable to work, and therefore unable to provide Christmas for their children. Clubs, churches, businesses, office groups, families, extended families and individuals are invited to experience the joy of giving this holiday by participating in the Co-Op’s Holiday Programs.

In early October the North Gwinnett Co-Op begins the vetting process & sign-ups for individuals & families in need of help during the holiday season. Prior to Thanksgiving we collect food to go into holiday meal boxes and a $20 gift card for their perishable items. Last year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Co-Op handed out over 1400 holiday meal boxes. Additionally, with the help of amazing volunteers and donors, the Co-Op sponsored 155 seniors and over 500 children for Christmas. The parents of the sponsored children were also invited to attend the Susan Roebuck Santa Shop, where they were able to pick out free toys for their children. Please see below to learn more about each giving opportunity.

Click link for more information-


Per Website: "At City of Refuge we offer job training courses that will give you the skills and confidence needed to earn a job and start a rewarding career. Check out the courses available below and begin your application process."

Website: City of Refuge Job Training Courses -

Cobb County Resource

MUST Ministries (Cobb):

  • Phone Number: 770-427-9862

  • Address: 1297 Bells Ferry Marietta, GA - Intake time(s): 10:00AM- 4:00PM

  • Individuals who are homeless can go to a shelter in Marietta for a hot meal daily.

  • Assist families with rental assistance who have been impacted by COVID

  • Website:

  • Families who are displaced can go in for intake process. Might have available beds

Dekalb County Resource

Hosea Helps - every Wed (2-4PM) Food Drive ( Dekalb)

  • Call on Wednesday: Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless

  • 1035 Donnelly Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310

  • Phone number - (404) 755-3353 | Dial 0 -- Only providing food assistance

  • Website:

Clayton County Rental and Utilities Assistance

Clayton County/ Fayette County Resource

The Salvation Army ( Clayton & Fayette County Residents )-

  • Food pantry (Monday Time: 1-3Pm & Tuesday 10-12am|
  • Prevention - Rent and Utilities | 404-486-2888 - Tuesday Rent assistance 9:00AM-10:30AM | Jonesboro GA Corps
  • Address: 130 Spring St Jonesboro 30236

  • Telephone: (770) 724-1680

Clayton County Food Assistance

First Baptist Jonesboro

  • Provides/ Delivers food boxes to families in need of food
  • Address: LOCATION: 142 College Street MAILING ADDRESS:, 147 Church St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
  • (770) 478-6710

Fulton County Resource

Family Life Helps Ministries

  • Website:

  • Fulton

  • Pre-registered, eligible applicants may receive assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM until 10:30 AM. RESERVATION REQUIRED.

  • To pre-register, call 404-761-6302

  • Referral based only (Please contact TSW for more further details)

Bibb County

The Salvation Army (Bibb)

  • Phone number: 478-746-8572
  • Assist families who currently have active eviction notices
  • Currently taking new applications. Provide hot meals at 8:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Bibb County

Brookdale Resource Center (Bibb)

Provides transitional housing to families experiencing homelessness

  • Community center in Macon, Georgia
  • Address: 3600 Brookdale Ave, Macon, GA 31204
  • Hours: M-F (9:00AM-4:00PM) / Sat. & Sun. (Closed)
  • Phone: (478) 292-5123

Additional Resources

  • Helping Mamas (Norcross)

  • --- Great resource for parents and students with babies - Organization provides diaper bags, diapers, wipes, period items (Dates have passed for this month- check back for December for the dates)

  • State of Georgia Homeless Resources

  • More Covid Resources

Gwinnett County Resources

Please advise: Resources may be able to provide assistance, but most organizations refer to 211 and/or Homefirst Gwinnett

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ASCEND Program

Ascend program

ASCEND - CARE Services (

Offering dedicated opportunities throughout the academic year for cultural and learning experiences. ASCEND Scholars are expected to actively participate in ASCEND and remain committed to actively participate for this academic year.

Faculty, Staff and Community Members can help make this experience at KSU even better by adopting a student's move-in wishes and/or their campus rent. For more information, CLICK HERE



  • Displaced Students

GCA participates in the education of displaced students by providing specific support and supplies to help with their education. A “displaced” student is any student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This could mean that a child is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship; is living in motels, etc. due to the lack of alternative accommodations; is living in emergency or transitional shelters; or is awaiting foster care placement. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and are in need of assistance, please contact our Transitional Student Liaisons, Ja’Net Crayton (,

Michelle Dalton ( , Sophia Sutherland (

  • Migrant Students

GCA participates in the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Migrant students in GCA are also provided additional support and supplies to help with their education. Additionally, please contact your Transitional Student Liaisons for more information.

  • Tutoring

GCA offers TutorMe which is a free online 24/7 online tutoring service that covers 300 plus areas. This online platform allows students to connect with a live tutor right from their home. TutorMe’s network of over 10,000 verified tutors are ready to help with any academic question, no matter how big or small. To access TutorMe, log into Clever and find the TutorMe icon under District Apps.

Click here for more information-

ALL ABOUT US! - We hope your year is going well! We would like to introduce ourselves and share a little about how we serve families at GCA. Contact Us!

Ja'Net Crayton

Hello I am Ja’Net Crayton and I work as a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) for Georgia Cyber Academy. I am a wife and proud mom of six children who love sports and technology. I have been employed by the state of Georgia for many years serving families and helping children prepare for a brighter future. I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Social Work. I also have a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration on Conflict Resolution from The University of the Rockies. To me, family is everything, and helping others during difficult times is rewarding. I truly enjoy this role and look forward to growing, providing and building lasting relationships with our families.

Michelle Dalton

My name is Michelle Dalton and I am one of your Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) at Georgia Cyber Academy. I have over 15 years of experience in the Social Work field and enjoy working alongside the TSL team to provide support and resources to our GCA families. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and I also have a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Norfolk State University. I am inspired daily by my husband and 4 sons. In my free time, I enjoy working out, spending time with my animals, watching movies and traveling.

Sophia Sutherland

My name is Sophia Sutherland. I am a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) with Georgia Cyber Academy. My background is working with Family and Children, which brings fulfillment to my career. I enjoy interacting with my families and helping to break barriers that they might be facing. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I enjoy working with my colleagues and sharing new ideas. In my spare time I love spending time with my grandson and family members.

Mia Lewis

Hi! My name is Mia Lewis, the Transitional School Social Worker here at Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA)! Nice to meet you! Here at GCA, my role entails assisting families who are currently experiencing displacement/ homelessness. Moreover, I perform this role by connecting internal stakeholders with community organizations, building community partnerships and closely partnering with both the Counseling and Federal Programs departments here at GCA to assist families with their specific concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy serving at my church and trying new restaurants with friends and family. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!