Jump-start your district’s initiative to honor student voice.

Thousands of educators and civic leaders have attended presentations by The Centergy Project and they have heard stories proving the power of community collaboration to transform lives. The reaction is always the same: “Every school and community needs something like this!”

The Centergy Project provides training and support to school districts on the actionable processes related to providing wrap-around services in schools. TCP consulting enables school districts to create “right-sized” systems of support that are tailored to the needs and resources of your district and community.

 

Featured On The National Dropout Prevention Center's Webcast

Watch to learn more about The Centergy Project and how Student Success Centers can change the lives of countless students.

Recognized By The Georgia Senate

Watch as Leigh Colburn and the Marietta Student Success Center is recognized for its incredible success and impact on student lives.

Featured in Innovation in Practice

The Marietta Student Success Center was featured in the Charter System Foundation’s Review of Georgia Charter Systems.

What People Are Saying

 

"...When I think of equity and access to a supportive learning environment that meets the needs of the whole child, I think of the student service centers created by Centergy. Centergy is proof that community partners, stakeholder participation, families and educators can work together to provide comprehensive interrelated layers of support needed for students to have success regardless of circumstances. This support addresses the needs of the “Whole Child” and makes success an option for every student. What an innovative idea to provide in every learning community!..."

Stephanie Johnson
Deputy SuperIntendent - GA Department of Education
“You can be assured that I will recommend you to anyone that is interested in addressing the impact of poverty on their school system. The work that you have done is monumental! The presentation that you gave to the joint House and Senate Education Committees changed more attitudes than all that many of us have said and done for years. You most certainly have made a significant impact on education in Georgia.”

Jimmy C. Stokes, EdD
GA ASSOCIATION OF ED. LEADERS
“From the beginning, we have appreciated the fact that GMSSC is led by the student voice and listens to them about what gets in the way of academic achievement and graduation. These honest conversations with students take courage and compassion on the part of GMSSC administration and the students.”

Partner
GMSSC
“GMSSC is a blessing to our school and community. As a retired math teacher, I am in awe at the opportunities that the center affords our students. Students that serve part of their suspension or ones that come for tutoring express a true appreciation of the one-on-one help to get caught up. This program also offers counseling services whether it is for abuse or anger issues, mentoring programs, food and clothing pantries, and other help. It is the best program that I have seen in my 31-year tenure as an educator and is my most rewarding teaching experience as well.”

Retired Teacher, Tutor
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
“I don’t know what kids at our school did before the center, but I know we need it to help our students succeed. The center helps our students with personal problems and also if you have a problem and you need to go find a quiet place to collect yourself, you can always go there. Everyone is so nice. The center helps students cope with and overcome our problems. I really believe this is an effective program and other schools ought to have something like this.”

Student
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
At this point, I can’t imagine Marietta without it. It provides everything that you will ever need in High School, plus more. Everyone is so caring and dedicated to truly helping you and it’s a place that you can actually put your hope into. The Student Success Center can truly change your life and I’m proof of that. It is a trustworthy support system and I believe with all of me that every school needs one.

Student
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
“I am the parent of a 9th grader and we are new to Georgia. It has been lonely and scary starting over. I’ve been struggling with obtaining work and my daughter is still getting adjusted to our life changes, a new school environment, and new friends. She started seeing a therapist at the center who has given her support and helped her motivation to do good in her classes. The therapist also contacted me and offered her assistance after learning more about what we are going through. She suggested I come to the center to seek some help. Since then I have felt so welcomed. We have been able to get food, help with some of our bills, and they are trying to help me find a job. Everyone I’ve come across has been friendly, compassionate, and caring. I am still in financial crisis, but I am not facing my problems alone. Knowing that my daughter’s school has resources to help us fight our way through all of this means the WORLD to me. If other schools had programs like this, it would help student success rates tremendously.”

Parent
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
“Before the GMSSC, discipline was handled mainly with in-school suspensions and out-of-school suspensions. Both of these consequences failed to address the actual behaviors or put any strategies in place to keep the behaviors from happening again. The GMSSC has allowed the administrative team at Marietta High School the ability to truly impact students’ lives by giving us the resources to: determine the root-cause for behavioral issues and provided supports to address these root-causes; provide direct academic support to students during a time that would have separated the student from school; and provide the students with opportunities to receive social/emotional counseling during the day. By strategically using the GMSSC, we are able to reduce, or off-set, our total days of suspension while helping the students address many of the barriers that lead to the negative behaviors. Directly addressing these barriers also works to lower the rate of repeat offenders.”

Administrator
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
"...When I think of equity and access to a supportive learning environment that meets the needs of the whole child, I think of the student service centers created by Centergy. Centergy is proof that community partners, stakeholder participation, families and educators can work together to provide comprehensive interrelated layers of support needed for students to have success regardless of circumstances. This support addresses the needs of the “Whole Child” and makes success an option for every student. What an innovative idea to provide in every learning community!..."

Stephanie Johnson
Deputy SuperIntendent - GA Department of Education
“You can be assured that I will recommend you to anyone that is interested in addressing the impact of poverty on their school system. The work that you have done is monumental! The presentation that you gave to the joint House and Senate Education Committees changed more attitudes than all that many of us have said and done for years. You most certainly have made a significant impact on education in Georgia.”

Jimmy C. Stokes, EdD
GA ASSOCIATION OF ED. LEADERS
“From the beginning, we have appreciated the fact that GMSSC is led by the student voice and listens to them about what gets in the way of academic achievement and graduation. These honest conversations with students take courage and compassion on the part of GMSSC administration and the students.”

Partner
GMSSC
“GMSSC is a blessing to our school and community. As a retired math teacher, I am in awe at the opportunities that the center affords our students. Students that serve part of their suspension or ones that come for tutoring express a true appreciation of the one-on-one help to get caught up. This program also offers counseling services whether it is for abuse or anger issues, mentoring programs, food and clothing pantries, and other help. It is the best program that I have seen in my 31-year tenure as an educator and is my most rewarding teaching experience as well.”

Retired Teacher, Tutor
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
“I don’t know what kids at our school did before the center, but I know we need it to help our students succeed. The center helps our students with personal problems and also if you have a problem and you need to go find a quiet place to collect yourself, you can always go there. Everyone is so nice. The center helps students cope with and overcome our problems. I really believe this is an effective program and other schools ought to have something like this.”

Student
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
At this point, I can’t imagine Marietta without it. It provides everything that you will ever need in High School, plus more. Everyone is so caring and dedicated to truly helping you and it’s a place that you can actually put your hope into. The Student Success Center can truly change your life and I’m proof of that. It is a trustworthy support system and I believe with all of me that every school needs one.

Student
MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL

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A ribbon cutting yesterday in Union City, Georgia - the Banneker High School Student and Family Engagement Center (the SAFE Center) welcomes community members and educators in to take a tour of their newly remodeled site. Congratulations and thank you to Principal Dr. Duke Bradley and Assistant Principal Ramon Garner for your vision and your hard work to intentionally provide a collaborative, two-generation approach to serving your students and families. We are very excited to work to be working with the Banneker High School community. ... See MoreSee Less

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When communities unite to support children and their families, schools improve and children thrive. Thank you Marietta Country Club and thank you Kiwanis Club of Marietta. Thank you for helping Marietta's children feel optimism, worth, belonging, and purpose. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Marietta Country Club, Kiwanis Club and Cobb Community Foundation. By making a commitment to invest talent, gifts and time in the MSLC, this dynamic partnership empowers students to be agents of change. Funds raised from the Golf Tournament helps us to provide after-school support groups, lunch-and-learn seminars, and awareness and wellness activities for substance abuse prevention domestic violence prevention, homelessness assistance, and self-harm and suicide prevention, as well as reliable college and career programs. “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, and then I realized I am somebody.”

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Banneker High School stepping forward and modeling whole child support with their new Student and Family Engagement Center (the SAFE Center). They cut their ribbon with over 50 partners to begin providing wrap-around services to students and families.

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I believe the movement to address social-emotional needs of students will grow as communities grapple with actions that work. Like Grant, I know schools can do more. Proud to have been at @MariettaGAhs at the inception of the Student Life Center. Its good work makes a difference.

Grant Rivera@grantrivera

Because every child deserves to feel safe at school, we can and will do more... @MariettaCitySch @cityofmarietta https://t.co/MQsnNbS42L

I believe @You_Science is the best assessment a high school student can take. While many are drawn to the career mapping--which provides many pathways for post-secondary planning--my favorite section is 'Describing Me' which provide positive descriptors to instill hope & purpose.

YouScience@You_Science

Did you know the state of Georgia provides free YouScience profiles to public high school students upon request?... https://t.co/QEFb8MCVUk

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The Oxford comma ftw!

Click here for an explanation: https://t.co/WWvn679AzI 👈🏻👩🏻‍💻

In the wake of horrific school shootings, I'm grateful that the conversation about appropriate action is turning towards true prevention--proactive interventions to address isolation & mental illness--through community-based wraparound services. I agree w/ Grant--we can do more.

Grant Rivera@grantrivera

Because every child deserves to feel safe at school, we can and will do more... @MariettaCitySch @cityofmarietta https://t.co/MQsnNbS42L

At The Centergy Project, we’ve listened to thousands of teens & now we’d like to listen to you.
Tell us about your school experience. Visit https://t.co/q2lSfTh7R6 and click on ‘Tell Us Your Story.’
#StudentVoice #WeAreListening

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