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Momentum Launches in Macon-Bibb County to Support Nonprofits in Building Early Childhood Success

ATLANTA (August 20, 2015)—The Peyton Anderson Foundation, in partnership with GCN, is excited to announce the launch of Momentum for Early Childhood Success, an innovative initiative bringing together 12 nonprofit organizations and four agencies serving the Macon-Bibb County region to strengthen their leadership, infrastructure, collaboration, and alignment to better support children from birth to age 5 and their families.

“The Trustees of the Peyton Anderson Foundation believe that assuring all children, including at-risk children, are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten is a critical component of effectively educating our youngest residents,” said Karen Lambert, President of The Peyton Anderson Foundation. “In order to achieve this goal, the Foundation is choosing to devote additional resources to address this compelling issue. 

Announcing the Momentum for Early Childhood Success cohort:

Family Advancement Ministries
Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia
The Methodist Home
Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia
Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council
First Choice Primary Care
Communities in Schools of Central Georgia
Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA
Hephzibah Children’s Home
Joshua House
Loaves & Fishes Ministry of Macon
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
River Edge Behavioral Health Center
Bibb County Family Connection
Central Georgia Technical College Foundation
United Way of Central Georgia

 “Thanks to the leadership of The Peyton Anderson Foundation,” said GCN Executive Vice President Chris Allers, “we’re excited to apply the Momentum process to strengthen the collective impact of these 16 organizations and create a well-developed system of care that will improve early childhood development and education success in Middle Georgia.”

Momentum will deliver a rigorous, team-based strategy and leadership development experience focused on helping these organizations to create high-impact strategy, make data-driven decisions, and implement enduring systems to manage and measure results; the Macon-Bibb County initiative includes customized organizational development plans and a 12-month performance management training program, among other capacity-building benefits.

About Momentum
The first and largest project of its kind in Georgia, Momentum was created by GCN to transform nonprofit performance, while catalyzing communities of peer leaders to tackle complex problems together. Pioneered on the southern coast in 2012, GCN has since brought the Momentum process to six more communities around the state, engaging 202 nonprofits and 13 funding partners. Learn more at gcn.org/momentum

About The Peyton Anderson Foundation
Since its inception in 1989, The Peyton Anderson Foundation has invested more than $87 million in Middle Georgia. The Foundation initiates projects to meet the needs of the community, responds to requests from charitable organizations, and provides college scholarships to promising students with financial need. The Foundation, which was formed to handle the broad distribution of the estate of Peyton T. Anderson, Jr., is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities of Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia. Learn more at peytonanderson.org

About the Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits builds thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed. Through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight-building tools, GCN provides nonprofits, board members, and donors with the tools they need to strengthen organizations that make a difference on important causes throughout Georgia. 

Contact:
Betsy Reid
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
(678) 916-3028, breid@gcn.org