Financial, Employment, and Education

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY “BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER”
Address: 1401 Magnolia Drive, Augusta GA 30904
Phone: 706-733-7043
Website: http://www.aug.edu/lcenter/
Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri 4:00pm to 8:00pm. $10.00 one time material fee per semester per family (no limit on number of family members) and includes materials.
Purpose: Provides tutoring to first grade through adults. Ration 1:1. Each student receives 2 hours of tutoring each week.

AUGUSTA TASK FORCE FOR THE HOMELESS
Address: 1739 Fenwick Street Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-737-0242
Fax: 706-737-0171
Website: http://www.nationalhomeless.org

AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE: ADULT EDUCATION
Address: 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta GA 30906
Phone: 706-771-4131 or 706-771-4132
Fax: 706-771-4133
Hours: Mon –Thu 8:30 am to 6:00 pm; Fri 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Website: http://www.augustatech.edu
Purpose: To enable every adult learner in Georgia to acquire the necessary basic skills-reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.
Services Provided: GED preparation, COMPASS/ASSET Remediation, Adult Basic Education, Beginning Reading for non-readers, English As a Second Language classes for those with Limited English Proficiency, reader tutor training.
Eligibility: Must be 16 years or older for classes. Classes are free; GED test is $95.00 for the initial battery test.
AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE: SPECIAL POPULATIONS SERVICES
Address: Counseling Center, Building 1300, Room 244 and 245,
3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta GA 30906
Phone: 706-771-4070
Fax: 706-771-4034
Website: http://www.augustatech.edu
Purpose: Provides supportive services for students and potential students who are single parents, displaced homemakers, students in nontraditional programs/careers, and those with Limited English Proficiency, helping them to achieve their educational and career goals.
Services Offered: Information and advice on getting started as a student at Augusta Tech; computer lab for study or use of software, including CPEA to prepare for Compass Placement or Exit tests; information about nontraditional careers; Lending Library textbooks for low-income students without sufficient Financial Aid; assessment of personal interests and aptitude; information on parenting skills, developing workplace skills, money management, and other issues.
Eligibility: Current or potential students of Augusta Technical College

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AUGUSTA
Address: 1903 Division Street; 440 Greene St.; 747 15th St.; 1610 Hunter St.
Phone: 706-312-2200 (main office); 706-504-4071 (volunteer)
Fax: (706) 738-2697
Purpose: At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta, we offer four before/after school centers targeting “at-risk” youth and their families that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our community. Every day we address the needs of children, their care, safety, and development with programs that focus on the care and healthy development of disadvantaged youth. We serve more than 3,000 youth each year, providing programs that make a difference. Life skills training for families. Contact the main office for additional locations and operating hours.
Counties Served: Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie

BROAD STREET MINISTRY CENTER
Address: 20 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-5999
Fax: 706-722-5969
Email: broadstreetministry@comcast.net (Director)
BSMCAssistant@comcast.net (Administrative Assistant)
hopedental@comcast.net (Dental Coordinator)
Services Offered: Adult Literacy Program; Food Pantry, Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 2pm; Summer Vacation Bible School; Thanksgiving & Christmas assistance; Dental Clinic; Coat & Blanket Distribution; Men’s Ministry; Women’s Ministry

BURKE COUNTY CAREER CENTER: Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus
Address: 216 Hwy 24 North, Waynesboro, GA 30830-0390
Phone: 706-437-6901
Hours: Mon -Thu 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Fri 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Purpose: Local career center offering job referrals, job development, placements, career counseling, how to prepare resumes, use the internet, fax, and copier also available.

BURKE COUNTY EVEN START
Address: 500 Park Drive, Waynesboro GA 30830
Phone: 706-554-1369 or 706-554-1936
Fax: 706-554-1937
Purpose: A family literacy program that provides sufficient intensity and duration for adults to make sustainable progress in reaching their educational goals and life expectations. Eligibility for Even Start requires that a person must live in Burke County, be a parent of a child 6 weeks to four years old and need to complete a GED. There is no cost for the program and transportation is provided. Parenting education and transition to the work place are provided. Children receive free education that includes language and literacy, motor skills, social and emotional development and problem solving. Parents interact with children to enjoy simple games, books and toys to reinforce weekly themes. Classes help at Burke County Alternate School.

COLLEGE OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EXTENSION SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Address: 3300b Evans to Lock Rd Martinez, GA 30907
Phone: 706-868-3413
Website: http://www.fcs.uga/ext/efnep
Purpose: Classes for parents that include job and interview skills. Better Brains for Babies, Ages and Stages, Nutrition, and family budgeting.

EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA CONSORTIUM
Address: 674 Washington Rd, Thompson GA 30824
Phone: 706-595-8941 or 1-800-251-3882
Fax: 706-597-9264
Email: jblevins@classicsouth.net
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am to 5:00 pm
Purpose: to train and employ eligible applicants in the work force. To access applicant needs to become marketable in the work force. To coordinate employer and employee needs.
Services Provided: Employment and training to include: intake, eligibility, assessment, case management, referrals, and placement services to eligible applicants. One-stop operations to provide core employment services, intensive to develop job search skills and assessment, education, and training to develop marketable skills.
Eligibility Requirements: Must meet federal eligibility requirements, referral not required. You must be 14 years or older and be suitable for education and training.
EASTER SEAL SOCIETY OF EAST GEORGIA
Address: 1500 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-667-9695
Services Provided: Vocational evaluation, work adjustment, sheltered workshop, field service, equipment loans, and literacy. Trains individuals with disabilities for work.

FIRESIDE MINISTRIES
Address: 226 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-495-6688
Services Provided: Job skill training for men out of work, partnering with Heritage Academy an inner-city Christian school.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Address: 601 Greene St, Augusta GA 30901
Phone: 706-721-3131
Fax: 706-721-7680
Internet Address: http://www.dol.state.ga.us
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Purpose: To provide employment services to the community by matching employers and job seekers.
Service Provided: Employment services, unemployment insurance, and labor market information. Also assists people with disabilities to work by meeting workforce needs; services are provided to those individuals who can and want to go to work.

GOODWILL JOB CONNECTION
Address: 3120 Peach Orchard Rd, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-790-8500 or 706-790-3838
Services Provided: Vocational training, career development, job readiness and placement, job loss prevention

KOINONIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Address: 516 Forsythe Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-722-8544
Services Provided: Food pantry and clothing closet, tutorial assistance to suspended students, job training, summer reading, math and social skills programs, and summer employment.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
Address: 115 Robert C. Daniel Pkwy, Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: 706-731-0685 or 1-800-772-1213
Internet Address: http://www.ssa.gov
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Purpose: To provide services to those who do not have the means to support themselves.
Services Provided: Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, Online Service, Survivors Death Benefits, Drug Cost, and Medicaid.
Eligibility Requirements: Call for information on eligibility criteria. Equipment for Medicare call 1-800-633-4227

AFTER SCHOOL AND TUTORING PROGRAMS
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIAL PROGRAM
Address: 1714 Olive Road, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-733-0341
Purpose: To provide after school homework assistance and tutoring in various subject. Program is offered at Jennings Place Development.

AUGUSTA RECREATION AND PARKS AFTERNOON FUN
Address: 2463 Golden Camp Road, Augusta GA 30906
Phone: 706-771-2654
Fax: 706-772-5457
Hours: Mon – Fri 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Purpose: Henry H. Brigham Community Center is the place for kids who want to have lots of fun after school. An instructor will lead the group, ages 5-12, in lots of fun activities. Registration is available on site.