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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: UGA Gwinnett preparing teachers for multicultural classroom

At the University of Georgia's Gwinnett campus, the continuing education program is helping prepare teachers for the multicultural community classroom.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Dental help at Good Samaritan Center

Working toward bringing charity dental care to Gwinnett.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Peachtree Christian Hospice honors Neil L. Pruitt, Jr.

The Directors of Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) announced that Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norcross-based PruittHealth, is the 2014 recipient of The Scott Hudgens “Good and Faithful Servant” Award.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Congressman makes inaugural donation to hospice program

Through the inaugural donation of U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey of Georgia’s 11th District, Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) has been able to officially launch its new Heart2Heart program.

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The prevention of underage drinking and easy access to alcohol for underage youth is a high priority in our county. Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Inc. (GUIDE) understands the importance of alcohol prevention and has numerous efforts underway to address issues regarding underage drinking and easy access to alcohol.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Leaders wanted for Gwinnett's future

Do you want to make a difference in your community and neighborhood? Would you like to meet the movers and shakers in Gwinnett that can help you make it happen? Then you need to apply for the next class of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute that kicks off in August.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Hi-Hope Service Center – Adults with a Passion for Art

If you are an artist and are interested in opening your studio or volunteering at the center to share your passion with an interested adult, please contact Christina Pratt at, or at 770-963-8694, ext 116.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Stacy's story of Family Promise

Family Promise of Gwinnett County is a 30-day recovery and sustainability program for homeless children and their families. Families have a safe place to stay in one of many partner congregations, get resources to find employment and housing, and have an advocate to help them get back on their feet. This is done by providing assistance with vital social services, educational and healthcare services, along with traditional case management.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Getting to know homeless families

Rainbow Village has so many wonderful success stories from the more than 300 families (almost 900 men, women and children) who have found homes and hopeful futures here during the past 22 years. Rainbow Village is a story of hope, transformation and permanently breaking cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence for today and many generations in the future.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Flourishing amid economic downturn

In November of 2011 Annandale Village launched its very first Capital Campaign during the slow recovery period of the economic downturn. And now we have successfully reached our $2.4 million dollar goal 16 months ahead of schedule.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Make MLK Day a day on, not off

As a way to honor our veteran military families, raise awareness for their needs and continue to partner with local nonprofits, we are dedicating our first joint venture with Volunteer Gwinnett, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20 to Gwinnett’s veterans and their families

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Gratitude for the adults at Hi-Hope Center

The Center’s mission is to support adults with developmental disabilities by building and sustaining individual independence. I am thankful for all they do to contribute to our community through their volunteer activities.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Falcons players rally around young hospice patient

Earlier this month, 24-year old Chavis Harrison was admitted to Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) for complications from a motorcycle accident that caused extensive bodily damage, including quadriplegia. Since it is rare that PCH cares for patients who are both young and cognitively alert, the dedicated staff were particularly moved to do something special for Harrison. Upon admission to PCH, they learned that he was a life-long Falcons fan who had played football from the time he was 7 until he was 17 years old.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Defining homelessness

It is estimated that 60 percent of the homeless family population in Gwinnett County is children, and 50 percent of the children are under the age of 6. Here are some of the stories Rainbow Village graduates tell about how they became homeless.


Just two miles from the bustling Interstate 85 corridor in Suwanee, the faculty and staff of the fully accredited Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA – PCOM) are working together to educate more than 1,000 students to become physicians, pharmacists, other healthcare workers, and organizational leaders as the needs increase in Georgia and throughout the nation.