Summer 2019 Partner Organizations

Deep Center

Deep Center’s mission is to empower Savannah’s young people to thrive as learners, community leaders, and agents of change. Through creative writing, cultural production, and art, Deep creates platforms for the city’s youth and the village of support around them, including their families and adult allies, to share stories, engage in debates, and make Savannah a more just and equitable place.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (JGLB) in Savannah, Georgia is the beloved “front door” of the Girl Scout Movement, visited annually by 30,000 people from around the globe. A notable cultural resource belonging to Girl Scouts of the USA, the site traces the arc of Juliette Low’s life and the Girl Scout Movement she founded, championing girls’ and women’s empowerment through tours and educational programming.

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls for more than 100 years. GSUSA promotes excellence among girls across the country to lead with “courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.” Founded in 1912, in the midst of the Progressive Era—and at a time when women in the United States could not yet vote—GSUSA has since grown into a global Movement in which all girls can see themselves reflected. Today, that Movement includes 2.6 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries and more than 56 million alumnae, united across distance and decades by lifelong friendships, shared adventures, and the desire to do big things to improve the world.

Lutheran Services of Georgia Refugee Services Program

The Refugee Services program of Lutheran Services of Georgia is entering its 7th year of resettling refugees in the Savannah area. To date, LSG has resettled over 450 refugees and SIVs (Special Immigrant Visas) from 12 nationalities in the Savannah area and actively serves at least 250 of these clients. LSG's four different refugee-oriented programs work together to assist refugees with becoming culturally oriented, financially self-sufficient, and integrated in Savannah.   LSG’s Refugee School Impact Grant program hosts an after-school tutoring program for school-aged children that meets four days per week and services over 30 students and their parents.  

Park Place Outreach

Park Place Outreach serves runaway, homeless, and at-risk teens in the Savannah area, providing comprehensive residential shelter service and a variety of outreach and enrichment opportunities for teens. Park Place operates four programs serving this critical population:  an emergency shelter for at-risk youth, a street outreach program for homeless and at-risk youth, a family preservation program for teens, and a transitional living program for at-risk young men, ages 16-21. 

Savannah/Chatham Court-Appointed Special Advocates

The mission of the Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. program is to provide training and supervision to volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the jurisdiction of the Chatham County Juvenile Court. The CASA program takes a holistic approach of the child’s psychological, physical, and educational needs and well-being to advocate for permanency in the child’s life. While the proceedings of permanency can be anywhere from six months to a year or more, the CASA program engages the child and provides consistent case management to make sure the child’s needs are addressed.

Step Up Savannah

Step Up Savannah, Inc. is a collaborative organization that combines the strengths of neighborhood leaders, policy makers, business leaders and nonprofit agencies. Step Up engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County. Step Up works in four key areas to promote economic opportunity and financial security, (i) workforce development (ii) financial security (iii) civic engagement and (iv) policy. Step Up’s collaborative approach to convene the community has set it apart as a national model. Step Up has received national attention through its partnerships with the National League of Cities, Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition and the Clinton Global Initiative.

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