> The Classic Center Cultural Foundation offers an annual grant opportunity for programs or projects that support the efforts of the performing arts, visual or culinary, and workforce development initiatives aligned with the hospitality industry in Athens-Clarke County. This year, four recipients whose projects most closely matched the established criteria were chosen. The Cultural Foundation thanks all the programs and projects that applied as well as our generous donors who make this grant possible. We are pleased to announce the following recipients:
> ESOL Workers at Cedar Shoals High School: “Introduction to Hotel Workforce Training” – $ 1,000
> The funds will create a study program for around 75 students in the Cedar Shoals ESOL program introducing students to the different careers of the Athens hospitality industry.
> Athens Community Career Academy: “FarmBot Technology” – $ 1,500
> The FarmBot project will engage students from two professional streams, Advanced Manufacturing for Construction and Culinary Arts for Implementation, in the construction of a robotic gardening system on one of the existing raised gardens in the Garden of culinary arts of the Athens Community Career Academy.
> Farm2Neitherhood Foundation, Inc .: “Community Resource Center” – $ 1,500
> Farm to Neighborhood plans to establish a neighborhood resource center that will function as a hands-on learning environment, focusing on nutrition and healthy food preparation for young students in the Clarke County School District, as well as as a site for adult nutrition programs.
> CCA Arts Division: “Arts Summit 22” – $ 1,000
> Arts Summit 22 is a conference for creatives in Athens focused on the acquisition of professional skills, career learning strategies and the sharing of opportunities in the visual arts, performing arts, film, dance and public arts.