August Resource Newsletter

Please check out this month's reminders and resources!

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We hope you had a great summer and first few weeks back to school! Please check out the August Newsletter to learn more information about monthly reminders, upcoming events, and even resources! Have A Great School Year! GO CHAMPIONS!!


  • Remember that enrollment documents need to be submitted within 90 days of registration
  • Hygiene Kits will be mailed out to our families along with school supplies. PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS. An email was sent out to confirm this. If you did not respond to the email please make sure you update your address with your TSL.
  • Be on the look out for more information on our Monthly Parent Workshops! More details to be announced!
  • Fall break is September 2nd & September 5th!
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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 -

JOB OPPURTUNITY - The Atlanta In Person Job Fair

The Atlanta GA In Person Job Fair - |Date and time Thu, September 15, 2022 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Location Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest 2999 Windy Hill Rd SE Marietta, GA 30067


Cobb County Resource

MUST Ministries (Cobb):

  • Phone Number: 770-427-9862 ext. 1177

  • 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:

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/ Fayette County Resource

The Salvation Army ( Clayton & Fayette County Residents )-

  • Food pantry (Monday Time: 1-3Pm & Tuesday 10-12pm|
  • 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

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

Additional Resources

  • More Covid Resources

Food Resource Guide Powerpoint

More resource information (Food)

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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!
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