Articles tagged with 'bright ideas' & 'community' & 'education' | Jackson EMC

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2021
January
15,
2021
| 15:57 PM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is accepting applications for a Youth Tour competition. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have sent student delegates to Washington, D.C. for the annual Youth Tour, organized by the National ...
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January
14,
2021
| 08:34 AM America/New_York
Based in Hoschton, the Jackson County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) works to increase graduation rates and employability options through its support of adult education and family literacy for Jackson County residents.The nonprofit organ...
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2020
December
11,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC’s Gwinnett office partnered with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness program to help senior citizens with external maintenance issues on their homes. A Brush With Kindness is a Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity program that ...
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December
09,
2020
| 14:39 PM America/New_York
For years, employees at Jackson EMC have established themselves as leaders in the community. “Jackson EMC has a credible name,” said Joe Hicks, Jefferson District Manager. “Working here, you understand that legacy and you are encouraged to be a leade...
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December
07,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees recently delivered big  checks to 47 teachers in 25 middle schools to fund their innovative class projects. Overall, the cooperative awarded $64,000 in Bright Ideas grants for projects representing a variety of disciplines.“Even...
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December
07,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
At Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, families receive far more than a roof over their heads. They get help in learning life skills tonavigate their way to independent living.Open since 1986, the residential care facility provides up to 12 ...
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December
01,
2020
| 16:30 PM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC) is accepting applications for the annual Walter Harrison Scholarship, which provides $1,000 for academic expenses to students pursuing post-secondary education at Georgia colleges and technical schools. A...
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November
23,
2020
| 09:20 AM America/New_York
For the first time since its inception in October 2005, last spring the Jackson EMC Foundation distributed emergency grants, awarding funds to organizations serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.Within weeks of shelter-in-place mandates,...
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November
12,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC donated $5,000 to the Jefferson FIRST Robotics Team to help students cover expenses for materials and fees for robotics competitions. “The Jefferson FIRST Robotics Team is very fortunate to have the support of Jackson EMC,” said Randy Far...
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November
12,
2020
| 16:14 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to Wellroot Family Services to meet the needs of foster families and children in the Gainesville area.“We are so grateful for the continued kindness and generosity of Jackson EMC. This incredible gift will have a significa...
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November
12,
2020
| 10:51 AM America/New_York
(JEFFERSON, GA. Nov. 12, 2020) – Jackson EMC donated $25,000 to the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, a nonprofit, private school serving special needs children, to construct a new playground and recreation field for students with disabilities. “Thi...
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October
14,
2020
| 15:44 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC partnered with local civic clubs to distribute 28,800 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in Lawrenceville as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. “We're always looking for ways to serve our community,” ...
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August
13,
2020
| 14:49 PM America/New_York
Middle school educators: Do you have an innovative or creative class project that may not be funded this school year? If so, consider applying for a Bright Ideas grant. Bright Ideas is a grant program from Jackson EMC that funds creative and innov...
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August
13,
2020
| 14:45 PM America/New_York
When a national emergency was declared in the early response to the COVID-19 pandemic, two local YMCA chapters quickly adapted their programs to support frontline and essential employees who needed childcare.  “When we got word (in March) there wo...
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July
14,
2020
| 08:10 AM America/New_York
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, resulting in unprecedented economic challenges for many families, Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church’s food pantry adjusted how it distributes food to people in need. For a decade, the Dacula-based food pantry ha...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:33 AM America/New_York
Each month, we feature an organization that recently received a grant from the Jackson EMC Foundation. These grants are made possible by members who participate in Jackson EMC’s Operation Round Up® program, which rounds each month’s electric bill up ...
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June
16,
2020
| 10:32 AM America/New_York
Since 1971, Jackson EMC has selected high school students to participate in the Washington Youth Tour - a weeklong leadership and learning opportunity in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the nation's electric cooperatives through the National Rural Ele...
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May
27,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/New_York
Local teachers use grant funds from Jackson EMC to implement innovative projects. Sometimes, an innovative or creative idea for a classroom project just needs a little support. Thanks to Bright Ideas grants from Jackson EMC, educators can provide ...
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April
22,
2020
| 15:29 PM America/New_York
Dr. Allen McCannon, Vice President in Raymond James’ Georgia education finance division, has been appointed to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors, succeeding Richard Perpall, who retired from the board. The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 5...
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April
20,
2020
| 15:04 PM America/New_York
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision disability is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children. “If a child can’t see well, it limits what they can see in the classroom,” said Jimmy Mock, president ...
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March
31,
2020
| 15:28 PM America/New_York
As a result of growing community needs in response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors held a special meeting on March 31 to review applications for emergency support. The board awarded a total $140,757 ...
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March
10,
2020
| 14:31 PM America/New_York
Kim Keeney has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair. Her husband, Roger, is blind. The couple, however, does not let their disabilities define them—far from it. Instead, they operate Athens Inclusive Recreation and Sports (AIRS), a nonprofi...
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March
09,
2020
| 10:38 AM America/New_York
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) selected four high school students as delegates for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 18-25. Alex Crabb, a junior at Dacula High School; Jack Thomas, a junior at Flowery Branch High School...
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February
17,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
Twenty-five years ago, Becky Dowling founded Just People, Inc. to provide social events for developmentally disabled adults who otherwise didn’t qualify for support programs. Today, the Norcross-based nonprofit organization works with more than 30...
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February
14,
2020
| 12:03 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees volunteered in two elementary schools for Jackson County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The inaugural Jackson County Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought together volunteers in the community for various proj...
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January
14,
2020
| 10:29 AM America/New_York
Jackson EMC is accepting applications for the annual Walter Harrison Scholarship, which provides $1,000 for academic expenses to students pursuing a post-secondary education at Georgia colleges and technical schools. Named in honor of a leader in ...
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January
14,
2020
| 10:29 AM America/New_York
Athens Nurses Clinic was founded more than 30 years ago as a free clinic offering neighborhood health screenings one evening a week. Today, the nonprofit health care clinic is open four days a week and has more than 500 patient visits a month. Athens...
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2019
December
20,
2019
| 16:44 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC employees came together from across the company to create a magical experience for children and adults with its Christmas parade floats. More than 100 employees participated in all aspects of the project, from building to riding the float...
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December
20,
2019
| 16:13 PM America/New_York
Throughout the year, Jackson EMC has committed to giving back to the community. During the holiday season, employees from the cooperative help spread cheer in the community. Through partnering with local volunteer initiatives and supporting families ...
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December
16,
2019
| 12:32 PM America/New_York
Jackson EMC awarded $61,720 to 40 middle school classrooms in 25 schools with grant money from the Bright Ideas program. Winning entries represent a variety of disciplines that interest students, including biology, information technology, history, la...
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