Helping people buy and sell homes is a large part of 3tree Realtyʼs business, and we love what we do. That said, we must never forget how blessed we are to do a job we love: helping others achieve the ʻAmerican Dreamʼ. However, there are many people today that are struggling financially. We believe it is our privilege and obligation to come alongside those among us who are in need, and help them realize their dream to also own a home.
Downtown Academy seeks to provide an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character and purpose to children of low-income, inner-city Athens families. As a division of Downtown Ministries, Downtown Academy seeks to bring personal, family and community renewal by reaching Athens youth and their families with the Christian gospel and equipping them for a life of meaning, purpose and joy. Downtown Academy is currently accepting applications for k-5th grade.
Athens Area Homeless Shelter provides collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families working toward sustainable independence. AAHS currently shelters 11 homeless families with children as they transition out of homelessness, as they access resources to help them become economically self-sufficient. Since its opening in April 2016, AAHS has provided shelter for over 100 families and their children – including single dads and in-tact families.
Athens Area Habitat for Humanity provides strength, stability, & self-reliance through shelter to neighbors-in-need in Clarke, Oconee, & Oglethorpe counties. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide by constructing homes, rehabilitating and preserving homes, advocating for fair and just housing policies, and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat’s long-term dream is to eradicate housing projects around the world, and to replace them with solid, single-family homes built hand-in-hand by volunteers and the future owners themselves.
Extra Special People (ESP) is the legacy of one woman who had a passion for children and young people with special needs, and a vision of a place where they and their families could focus on their abilities instead of their disabilities. ESP creates opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to thrive year round through camp, after-school, and family support. ESP serves individuals with behavior disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and many more. Where children with developmental disabilities don’t just survive… they THRIVE!
The Clarke County Mentor Program began in 1991 as a joint initiative of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clarke County School District to increase the number of students who graduated from high school, and who were prepared for employment or post-secondary education. Beginning in 1991, The CCMP had its first mentor group of only 30 people!
The YWCO serves the Athens community by providing programming options that teach new skills, increase self-confidence, build character, develop physical fitness, and promote healthy lifestyles. Offering a wide range of recreation activities for men and women, fitness classes, swim lessons and after school and summer camp experiences, the YWCO encourages social interaction among children, families and senior adults.
The Downtown Dolphins are a “summer league” swim team, run by ABSC in partnership with Athens Clarke County Rec & Leisure Services. They practice and host swim meets at Bishop Park each summer during the months of June and July. At the end of the summer, dolphin swimmers are able to participate in the GRPA district meet, and upon qualification, the GRPA A-level state meet.
The Delta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted its first-ever 5k event, 5K for Kappie on March 19, 2022. This event was held in honor of the late Catherine Williams, who passed away on June 2nd, 2020 after a courageous 13-month battle with osteosarcoma. Catherine Williams was 18 years old, and a recent graduate of North Atlanta High School. She was admitted to and excited to attend the University of Georgia in the fall of 2020. In the week before her death, Catherine accepted an early bid and was initiated into the Delta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma as a double legacy.
We work to improve children’s reading achievement by addressing barriers related to the accessibility and appeal of reading material. We give books to children whose reading opportunities outside of school might be otherwise limited due to geography, income, or other factors.
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
The most important aspect of the Clarke Central girls' softball team is the qualities of success that our student-athletes acquire through their participation. Qualities such as self-discipline, commitment and perseverance are instilled in the Clarke Central athletes. Furthermore, this program provides an environment in which a strong work ethic is forged and the importance of teamwork is realized.
The Georgia Heart Hospital Program is helping rural and critical access hospitals take advantage of an exciting new opportunity to increase their funding and their ability to provide for the health care needs of thousands of Georgians!
Historic Athens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to celebrate and conserve community heritage in Athens, Georgia. For over 50 years, we have worked to improve historic preservation and heritage conservation in the Athens area. Founded as Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation in 1967. Their mission is to be a proactive force in developing community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.
The Clarke Central High School Athletic Department is one of the prominent athletic programs in the state. Over 600 students annually participate in at least one interscholastic activity. The Clarke Central student-athletes annually garner team and individual championship at the region, area, and state level. In addition, hundreds of Gladiators have earned the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.
The ODYSSEY Media Group is comprised of a student-produced magazine, website, broadcast group, and business team with the intent to inform, entertain, and give voice to the Clarke Central High School community, as well as to educate student journalists. Each issue and the website are a public forum for student expression under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Student journalists are provided with opportunities to investigate, inform, interpret and evaluate: all traditionally accepted functions of the press in America.