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OneMacon Releases Community Scorecard

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The Five-Year Strategic Plan Indicates Successful Implementation of Schools, Jobs and Place

Actions that Move Community Forward

Macon, Ga. — The OneMacon Steering Committee has released a Community Scorecard that details the success of the five-year OneMacon Strategic Plan, a comprehensive, community-wide economic development strategy created to guide collaborative efforts in improving Macon-Bibb’s prosperity. The Scorecard indicates successful implementation of actions items that serve as economic indicators of community progress.

Victory Continues!

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association,announced Dr. Curtis Jones, Jr., as the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year® during theNational Conference on Education in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, February 14. Now in its 32nd year, the National Superintendent of the Year® program, co-sponsored by AASA, VALIC and First Student, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. Hundreds of school system leaders will donvened at AASA’s national conference to discuss the most critical issues in public education.

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OneMacon Way Episode 7: Where Town Meets Gown

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When you think about southern college towns, Macon, Georgia wasn’t always the first to come to mind. Historically, however, our midsize, centrally-located city has been home to opportunities to pursue higher education since the 19th century. This roundtable recording with three college presidents discusses Macon’s new found college town status and growing opportunities. What’s been there all along has now taken one of the most prominent roles — and purposes — in community progress.

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The Leader in Me Process for Local Schools Receives Largest Single Gift

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Business Education Partnership Announces $1 Million to Bibb County School District from the Charles H. Jones Family Foundation

Macon, Ga. — The Charles H. Jones Foundation has granted a $1 million gift to the ongoing implementation of The Leader in Me, which will allow the character-driven leadership process to expand to every elementary and middle school in the Bibb County School District. Read More

2017 and Mid-Year 2018 Progress Report for The Leader in Me

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The Business Education Partnership (BEP) – a OneMacon initiative – is a success story with chapters that continue to prove the #OneMaconWay. BEP Co-Chair Blake Sullivan reports on the success of the community-wide fundraising effort to raise $2.189 million to place The Leader in Me in all 28 public elementary and middle schools in the Bibb County School District (BCSD). After setting that goal, we exceeded it!

We now have 21 elementary, middle, and high schools engaged in The Leader in Me Process. Beginning in August 2018, Southwest High School will be the first high school in the BCSD to engage in the leadership skills of The Leader in Me, using these skills to help become college, career, and workforce ready. Read More

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Receive Investments and Winner Competes at Global Competition

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This Friday, May 4, the Investor Panel winner, Katie Davis, CEO of Same Stars Canvas, will pitch her non-profit business at the Saunders Competition in Rochester, New York. She will compete against more than 100 other young entrepreneurs, from around the world, for up to $30,000 in college scholarships and business startup prizes.

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$2.1 Million Fundraising Goal Met to Implement “The Leader in Me”

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Leadership Development will Now be Integrated into Every Bibb County School District Elementary and Middle School

Macon, Ga.The Leader in Me process will now be implemented in every Bibb County School District elementary and middle school thanks to a successful community-based fundraising campaign. The $2.1 million goal was met less than 10 months after the Business Education Partnership announced its goals in March of this year.

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River Edge Partners with Macon-Bibb, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Open Latest Long-term Residential Property

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Bayside Village provides housing for people seeking recovery from mental illness and addiction, or people with developmental disabilities.

MACON – River Edge Behavioral Health Center has officially unveiled its latest long-term housing initiative, which was made possible through partnership with Macon-Bibb County and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read More