Funds obtained with assistance from DeKalb County Workforce Center, to be used for computers
ATLANTA – Destiny Academy of Excellence has been awarded a $100,000 grant from AT&T, through the school’s partnership with the DeKalb County Workforce Center. The funds will be used for computers and equipment at the school, which is dedicated to helping potential dropouts get back on track academically.
“This is a true example of collaboration at its best,” said DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, who visited Destiny Academy on Wednesday for the check presentation.
Last week, the first 15 students who were enrolled in Destiny Academy when it opened in the fall of 2006, graduated with their high school diplomas. They are: Morgan Brown, Tashon Crenshaw, Bianca Florence, Tyler Haynes, Brittany Hightower, Reuben Hollis, Joshua Hudson, Cartier Martin, Karim Martin, Shaneequah Peery, Krashunda Puckett, Jaysean Stanley, Jermaine Stanley and K’Lyn Uzzle. Keith Reed will graduate in December.
Destiny Academy of Excellence Principal Clarence Callaway (third from left) is joined by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis (fifth from right), AT&T Region Manager for Regulatory and External Affairs Delores Crowell (third from right) and several parents and Destiny Academy administrators during the presentation of a $100,000 grant to Destiny Academy, through the DeKalb County Workforce Center, from AT&T.
About the GCSA
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is the nonprofit membership organization for Georgia’s charter school operators and petitioners, established in 2001. The mission of the GCSA is to be an effective advocate and service provider for all charter public schools in Georgia by:
- Advancing awareness of charter schools and their mission.
- Increasing awareness that charter schools are public schools.
- Communicating charter school needs to state and local officials.
- Supporting legislation to strengthen charter schools in Georgia.
- Facilitating opportunities for networking/collaboration among charter schools in Georgia and nationwide.
- Developing and implementing programs and services that advance student achievement, accountability and success in all of Georgia’s charter schools.