October Resource Newsletter

Please check out this month's reminders and resources!

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We hope you are having an excellent school year! Please check out the October 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

  • Asynchronous School Day - Friday, October 7th, 2022

  • Student Staff/ Holiday- Monday, October 10th, 2022; Enjoy! :)

  • All current and former resource newsletters can now be found on our Georgia Cyber Academy website under Community Resource Tab. Click the link below to check it out!

Home Plate Project Community Food Drive : Food Drive with The Atlanta Braves Foundation

Monday, Oct. 10th, 11am-1pm

800 Hutchens Road Southeast

Atlanta, GA

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Home Plate Project Community Food Drive : Food Drive with The Atlanta Braves Foundation

Come one, come all!! The Atlanta Braves is hosting a food drive at South Atlanta High School!!

Date: October 10th from 11am – 1pm

Location: South Atlanta High School; 800 Hutchens Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

Name of event: Home Plate Project Community Food Drive at South Atlanta High School

Complete special QR code that takes you directly to the registration website (See picture below)


Per organizer: "I’ve attached the flyer which includes a special QR code that takes you to the registration website. Our partner MUST Ministries requires families to complete the pre-registration survey to receive their boxed non-perishable goods."

Home Plate Project at South Atlanta High School Overview:

The Atlanta Braves are teaming up with Athena Farms, Chick-fil-A, MUST Ministries and CHOICES to host a community food drive at our 2022-2023 Hank Aaron Adopted School, South Atlanta High School. The goal is to distribute 300 boxes of fresh produce from Athena Farms, 300 hot meals from Chick-fil-A, 300 boxes of non-perishable foods from MUST Ministries and CHOICES to the South Atlanta community."

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JOB OPPURTUNITY - The Job Fair Opportunities


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 - https://cityofrefugeatl.org/job-training

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: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co

  • 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: https://4hosea.org/

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 10-12pm|
  • 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

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: http://www.familylifehelps.org/

  • 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

Glynn County

Salvation Army (Glynn County)

  • Address: 1620 Reynolds St. Brunswick, 31520
  • Shelter: Audrey Easterland, POC (912-265-9381)
  • Shelter for displaced families

Additional Resources

  • Helping Mamas (Norcross)

  • https://helpingmamas.org/mobile-distribution/ --- Great resource for parents and students with babies - Organization provides diaper bags, diapers, wipes, period items

  • 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 (kennesaw.edu)

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 (jcrayton@georgiacyber.org),

Michelle Dalton (mdalton@georgiacyber.org) , Sophia Sutherland (ssutherland@georigacyber.org).

  • 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- https://www.georgiacyber.org/academics/tutoring/tutorme

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!