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.
Cultural and Heritage Tourism is a valued asset in Macon’s growing vibrancy. Learn from local tourism leaders on how the city’s rich music heritage is poised to take center stage. Read More
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
The OneMacon competitive assessment determined: In addition to investment in education, wealth creation is primarily achieved by the creation of jobs – either through relocations, expansions, or entrepreneurship. Read More
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
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.
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.
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
Navicent Health extends its congratulations to the Mount de Sales Class of 2017, and its appreciation for the many students in this class who have contributed to care at Navicent Health throughout the past year. The health system was also pleased to learn that a group of these students are applying skills learned at Navicent Health to enhance downtown Macon’s appeal to teens. Read More
Griffith Family Foundation Donates Lead Gift of $250,000
Macon, Ga. — OneMacon and the Business Education Partnership announce the first lead gift for the Macon-Bibb The Leader in Me campaign.
The Griffith Family Foundation has pledged $250,000 towards the effort to implement The Leader in Me program in every Bibb County elementary and middle school.