AROUND THE STATE

There is a reason we are called Georgia Appleseed and not Atlanta Appleseed – it is because we do all we can to address policy issues that impact Georgians across the state, as well as here in metro Atlanta. We also engage communities – at the local level - to implement specific recommendations for systemic change based on our legal and policy research. While our physical office is in Atlanta, we engage with cities, counties and school districts in communities throughout the state – from the counties of metro Atlanta to the coastal region and in between Some of our past and current initiatives, by jurisdiction, include the following:

NOTE: This list is intended to present a sampling of Georgia Appleseed’s work in communities around Georgia and is not to be considered exhaustive.

Albany, GA (Dougherty County)
· Effective Student Discipline/Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: PBIS implementation
· Georgia Education Climate Coalition/”ALL IN” Campaign
· Student Code of Conduct review

Athens, GA (Clarke County)
· Student Code of Conduct review

Augusta, GA (Richmond County)
· School & Community Engagement (efforts launching in fall 2017)

Columbus, GA (Muscogee County)
· Community Engagement
· Effective Student Discipline/Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: PBIS implementation
· Student Code of Conduct review

Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), GA & Hiram (Paulding County), GA
· Race, Law Enforcement & the Law community meetings

Macon, GA (Bibb County)
· Effective Student Discipline/Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline: PBIS implementation
· Heirs Property—representation provided by the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center (an entity created by Georgia Appleseed and launched as an independent nonprofit organization on 1/1/17)

Savannah, GA (Chatham County)
· Community Engagement in Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood (new initiative in FY18)
· Training lawyers on Representation of Foster Kids in Student Discipline Tribunals

GA Appleseed has worked confidentially with several other school districts on their Student Code of Conduct reviews.