The Education Connection

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2016-17 Education CONNECTION

Chairman: Geoff Smith, Assurance Financial, 770.674.1433

Chamber Contact: Debbie Ryals, 678.397.0556

Our Mission

Promote economic development and workforce readiness in North Fulton by supporting the education system. The Education Connection strives to facilitate partnerships between North Fulton schools and businesses. LIKE us on Facebook and utilize the social networking site to connect your business with nearby schools! List the business resources you would like to share and connect with schools in need on the North Fulton Partners in Education Facebook site!

Sponsorship opportunities are available - click HERE to download info! Our thanks to Kaiser Permanente - Premier Sponsor for all 2016-17 Education Connection events and activities!

 

Events for 2016-17

Business Partner of the Year Awards

The Education Connection recognizes outstanding partnerships between North Fulton schools and local businesses. Awards are given annually in three different categories: small business (under 25 employees) large business (26+ employees) and non-profits. A special awards recognition event will be held on May 31, 2017 at King's Ridge Christian School where the schools partnered with the winning businesses will receive $250 each. Winners for the 2015-16 school year were:

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes - Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary
  • Randall-Paulson Architects – Partner in Education with River Eves Elementary
  • Alpharetta First Baptist Church - Partner in Education with Independence High School

Partners in Education EXPO

The Education Connection hosts a networking event for businesses interested in meeting with local schools and learning about possible business-school partnerships. Businesses will learn the rules of engagement so that the partnership is beneficial to both organizations. Watch for more info on the 2017 North Fulton Partners in Education EXPO, scheduled for February 9, 2017 at AdvancED, 9115 Westside Parkway in Alpharetta. Click HERE to view The 2016 Partner in Education Expo VIDEO.

Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition

The Education Connection will partner with Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, a regional architecture and engineering firm, to coordinate the fifth annual Can Do Good Food Drive and Competition. Local high school students collect non-perishable food items and build an artistic structure from what they collect. The 2016 competition was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at North Point Mall, with all collected food being donated to North Fulton Community Charities. Thank you to our sponsors: Kaiser-Permanente, Law Offices of J. Christopher Miller, Custom Human Resource Solutions and TROY University. VIEW the video of our 2016 Can Do Good event.

Principal for a Day

The Education Connection helps promote Fulton County School System’s Principal for a Day program and encourages participation by the local business community. Scheduled during National Education Week November 14-18, 2016, the Principal for a Day program allows a community leader to shadow a principal and encourages that community leader to invite the principal to do the same at the business person’s workplace. A reception honoring those who served as a volunteer Principal for the Day was held December 1 at the Chamber office. Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Georgia Power, Premier Sponsor Kaiser-Permanente, and to Krieger Health Solutions and Jekyll Brewing for their sponsorship. Click HERE to watch a video on the Principal for a Day program.

2016-17 Education Connection Premier Sponsor

 

 

 

 

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Partner in Education

Partnership of the Year Award

In recognition of the many outstanding partnerships being formed between North Fulton businesses and our local schools, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce established an award for the Partner in Education Partnership of the Year.

The 2016 Partner in Education Partnership of the Year Award winners were named at a special awards ceremony on May 31 at King's Ridge Christian School. Congratulations to all those nominated! With questions or for more information, contact Debbie Ryals | 678-397-0556.

2016 Winners

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Randall-Paulson Architects – Partner in Education with River Eves Elementary

Alpharetta First Baptist Church - Partner in Education with Independence High School

2015 Winners

BookKeeping Express - Partner in Education with Mimosa Elementary

North Fulton Hospital – Partner in Education with Gwinnett Technical College

Stand Up for Kids - Partner in Education with Independence High School

2014 Winners

Play 60 – Partner in Education with Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Perimeter Insurance Agency – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Harry's Farmers Market – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

2013 Winners

Friends of the Alpharetta Library – Partner in Education with Alpharetta Elementary

Northside Hospital Foundation – Partner in Education with Northwood Elementary

2012 Winners

Studio 7 Photography, LLC – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Duke Realty – Partner in Education with The Lionheart School

2011 Winners

Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Ocee Elementary School

Elavon – Partner in Education with Lake Forest Elementary

2010 Winners

Z Pizza – Partner in Education with Findley Oaks Elementary

Nordson Corporation Foundation – Partner in Education with Northview High School

2009 Winners

Shane’s Rib Shack – Partner in Education with Alpharetta High School

Bank of North Georgia – Partner in Education with Chrysalis Experiential Academy

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