Archive | June 2004

Nichelle Mitchem Serves on the Georgia Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Consortium

Nichelle Mitchem, director of operations for the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren at Georgia State University, serves on the Georgia Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Consortium. This is a consortium of federal, state and local agencies and academic institutions in Georgia that collaborated to establish a network of services for grandchildren and their grandparents.  The Georgia Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Consortium serves as a model for other localities wanting to design and execute community-based services for grandparent-headed families.

The National Center’s mission is to improve the well-being of children raised by grandparents by promoting the best practices in service delivery and by fostering research that is relevant to the formation of sound public policy. The National Center strives to educate professionals on the needs of grandparent-headed families and to replicate the best practices of Project Healthy Grandparents on a national basis.

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