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.

 

The Centergy Cycle

Our Centergy Cycle entails 7 actionable processes to achieving equity.

TCP’s Wraparound Services Model

Our unique process to bringing in wraparound services.

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.

Banneker S.A.F.E. Center

Watch this video about the opening of the new Banneker High School S.A.F.E. Center (Student and Family Engagement Center)!

Therapeutic Program Expanding in Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat talks about the expansion of a therapeutic program in her school district.

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
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
“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

News

National Review: Successful Education Reform Depends on Student Buy-In

Graduate Marietta Student Life Center was named as a synergistic and cost-effective example of how schools can help students thrive.

NPR Highlights Marietta's Wraparound Services

NPR highlights the Marietta Student Life Center to help students beyond the classroom.

Featured by the National Education Association

The Marietta Student Success Center is truly a home away from home for students at Marietta High School.

Report: Southern States Need To Pick Up The Pace In Closing Achievement Gaps

The Marietta Student Success Center was recently highlighted in an educational report for helping many students graduate high school.

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It IS time to talk about addiction, mental health, and suicide. We have lost too many wonderful, kind, brilliant people with potential. It IS time for schools (as well as churches and communities) to be a part of the solution. Prevention, awareness, education, support, and recovery - schools can and should be a part of the full spectrum approach.

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The Centergy Project

Today’s presentation at the GOSA Innovation Summit by Dr. Rona Roberts, the current Director of the Marietta Student Life Center. “Are you ready for the challenge?”

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement
Hear what Dr. Rona Roberts from the Marietta Student Life Center had to say about student-centered innovation during her #LaunchpadSession. #gosainnovationsummit
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Ms. Lee was influential in the lives of so many Marietta students because she saw the WHOLE and the potential of any individual student. Keith Ball, Thank you for sharing. I’m thrilled you are reading the Centennial Celebration.

Keith Ball@KeithBall25

Centennial Celebration quote reflecting thoughts of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s that is apropos today. Serve the whole child ⁦@MariettaCitySch⁩ ⁦@CentergyProject⁩

I’m astounded how many schools still respond to truancy and absenteeism with suspension rather than reflection...Bring your students into the conversation...#voice...What would your students say? Ask them...Is there a teacher whose class you never miss? Who? Why?

Education Week@educationweek

"High absenteeism will persist as long as students see little connection between their studies and their future plans." https://t.co/TcZSNFQgMG #ewopinion

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Just heard that @stephenfhayes is heading to Spain for a year. He will be missed! Wishing him and his family Godspeed and safe travels.

I hope Charles was lucid enough in his last weeks to savor the outpouring of love & affection from friends & followers.

The refrain is clear: 'We need his voice.'

Thanks @JonahNRO for sharing a glimpse into him as a person, not just a writer.

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