Six Flags Opportunity Zone Group Helping Families
The group seeks to help 100 specific families within a three-mile radius of Six Flags Drive.
Since the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta deemed the three-mile Six Flags Corridor an Opportunity Zone in June 2011 with a $35,000 grant, community cafes have been held to solicit community feedback and now specific families are being helped/
The Six Flags Corridor Council on Opportunity Zone (COZ), which oversees the funding and implementation of a strategic development plan it submitted in 2011, has a goal of helping 100 families in the three-mile radius of Six Flags Drive by the end of the three-year effort.
About 200 people attended a kick-off event hosted by COZ at an apartment complex on Six Flags Drive two weeks ago. The event included a talent show, local food vendors and music.
COZ had a goal to sign up at least 25 families by June 30, and Rep. Alisha Morgan said the organization had already surpassed that goal by mid-June. Nearly 100 people signed up to receive more information about becoming one of the families participating in the program.
“I’m just really proud of the COZ and how far we’ve come and the significant work that we’re doing to impact families in the community,” Morgan told South Cobb Patch.
The organization recently hired a family coach, who helps families in the area learn how to use resources that help them become self-sufficient, said South Cobb Recreation Center Manager Leslie Walker, who also serves as COZ Co-Chairman.
A website for the organization should be available soon.
Until then, anyone interested in having his or her family participate in the program can contact C.A.M.P. in Austell for details.