Cobb Schools Foundation Partnership with Atlanta Braves Foundation to Benefit Educators

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Pictured (l-r): Janet Sevilla, Community Affairs Manager; Natalie Rutledge, Interim Director Cobb Schools Foundation; Ericka Newsome-Hill, Director Community Affairs, Atlanta Braves

The Cobb Schools Foundation (CSF) announces a new partnership with the Atlanta Braves Foundation to help fund the 2016 Teacher IMPACT Grants benefiting educators in the Cobb County School District.

The partnership will allow CSF to increase the number of grants awarded this year to support innovative and creative ideas in teaching and learning. Last year, the non-profit awarded 22 IMPACT Grants totaling $23,750 to Cobb school district educators.

Teacher Impact Grants logo“We at the Cobb Schools Foundation are constantly striving to engage our business leaders in the Cobb community to help support and advance education programs for Cobb County Schools. We are very excited that the Atlanta Braves are investing in our teachers through the CSF Teacher Impact Grant program and look forward to a long and successful partnership with the Braves,” said Greg Talsky, President of the Cobb Schools Foundation.

The grants will help provide start-up funds, help enable collaboration, recognize creativity and give teachers the chance to offer real-life learning experiences. Those eligible for the financial awards include individual teachers, teacher teams, specialists or schools who can use the money to implement educational programs and initiatives that would otherwise go unfunded.

The Cobb Schools Foundation IMPACT Grants are awarded annually.

Since 2005, the Cobb Schools Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to teachers in the Cobb County School District. These grants are made possible by business partnerships, such as with the Atlanta Braves Foundation, and through fundraising efforts, including the Annual Gimme 5 for Education campaign, the Cobb Homecoming Classic Golf Tournament, the Leaders & Legends Ball and more!

For more information about the Cobb Schools Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org

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About Cobb Schools

The Cobb County School System is the second largest school system in Georgia and the 24th largest district in the nation. It serves 112,000 students 114 schools, including 67 elementary schools, 25 middle schools, 16 high schools, two charter schools, two special education centers, one adult education center and one performance learning center. Our vision is One Team, One Goal: Student Success.

About Atlanta Braves Foundation

braves-foundation-logo The Atlanta Braves Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves that actively supports community organizations and their programs within the metro Atlanta area. Since its inception in 1994, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support to thousands of metro Atlanta-based organizations and has contributed $6.5 million in financial and in-kind assistance to the community. Through the generous support of Braves players, employees, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to make a positive impact in our community. For more information, visit www.Braves.com/foundation.