OUTREACH  INITIATIVES

The Whitefield Center is the host to a number of life-changing activities in the Thomas Square Area.   Find out about these ongoing initiatives below!

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After School Program

The Whitefield Center is happy to host a vibrant after school initiative conducted by Urban Hope. The top priority of the after school program is to give inner city and at risk children a safe, loving environment.

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Basic Adult Literacy

This program is offered through Hope Academy with one to one instruction.  Committed illiterate individuals have been taught to read in as little as six weeks.

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Grace Ashton Christian School for Girls

The Center is home to the Grace Ashton Christian School for Girls.

 
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Alpha Phi Alpha: Savannah Alphas  

The Center welcomes the Beta Phi Lamba chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (the “Savannah Alphas”) as they gather to plan out community service initiatives and local leadership development activities.

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Elemental Reading Tutorials

Tutoring of elementary school children takes place at Savannah Classical Academy and Gadsden Elementary.  These schools both serve students in the Thomas Square area.  Savannah Classical is an AFTER-SCHOOL program while Gadsden is IN-SCHOOL.

Financial Literacy

What is a checkbook?  What’s a savings account?  What are stocks and bonds? What’s a budget?  These and many other basic and elementary financial issues are addressed on site in specific Thomas Square area middle and high schools.

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Senior Advocacy 

Senior Advocacy takes place at Williams Court Apartments, a Thomas Square area senior housing center for the financially disadvantaged.   This initiative includes a weekly Bible study combined with medical transportation and prescription medication assistance.  

Plans are underway to expand this program to Sister’s Court, a similar senior facility in the Thomas Square neighborhood upon its reopening.

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Summer Camp

After operating an inaugural, one-week “Cadillac” summer camp program in 2015, Whitefield partnered with Urban Hope to offer a 9 week program in 2016.  The day camp runs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 4 with a myriad of educational, artistic, horticultural and downright fun activities!

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Savannah Sankofa

The Savannah Sankofa Youth Organization for Boys is a nonprofit group that mentors economically disadvantaged youth boys (ages 8-18) using sports and music as motivators..