While Attorney Mark A. Tate and his associates at the Tate Law Group, LLC continue to donate considerable financial support to a number of local, state and national organizations, the Tate Law Group Community Partners (TLGCP) initiative takes the firm’s giving, of both financially and human resources, to another level. Local educational and socio-civic organizations are explored, interviewed and selected to participate based on their vision, mission, goals and track records of service and/or potential service for uplifting the total community. Among the growing number of TLGCPs are:
Various studies indicate that when parents are involved in the education process, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level. The objectives of Parent U. are to maximize student learning by creating a strong bridge between the community and the school.
- Enable “parents” to teach each other.
- Train “informed parents” to work together with schools to create paths for student success.
- Provide support, guidance and nurturing to assure the realization of family success.
- In our advanced society, each of us needs to keep abreast of new and innovative ways of teaching and learning. Parent University is providing a way for parents and their children.
- Parent University offers 3 Saturday sessions, at Savannah High School, and additional programs at various satellite locations throughout the year. Parent University’s graduation ceremony convenes in June at the Savannah Civic Center.
TLG participates in Parent University Cable TV programs, as a speaker and workshop facilitator in P. U.’s sessions, and educational booth presenter. Mark will be the Graduation speaker for the June 2014 Commencement.
Educational Leadership Community Collaborative (ELCC)
ELCC seeks to reclaim and redirect challenged youth. Activities allow for collaboration with parents in an effort to increase parental involvement, disseminating information, gathering needed data, providing support, guidance, and an educational forum that will positively impact the growth and development of our youth. ELCC assists youth and young adults in becoming self-disciplined, setting high expectations, valuing time, showcasing their talents, skills and abilities and building self- esteem.
As important, ELCC trains teachers and other school and community personnel in a variety of areas to include but not be limited to Diversity Training, Assisting with African American Males, Mentoring, Restructuring the Learning and Work Environment, and pathways to Successful Student Achievement.
TLG will participate in and support a variety of activities over the next year such as ELCC’s “Walk for Positive Parenthood”; Parental and Youth Involvement Symposiums/Education and Information Sessions and the “Parental Involvement from the Pulpit” program in conjunction with faith-based organizations.
West Broad Street YMCA
The WBS YMCA is open to the general public and seeks support and participation from the same. However, it is located in the midst of Kayton and Frazier Homes, two inner-city public housing projects where their youth experience limited exposure to positive activities that could possibly place them on a path to a successful future.
The WBS YMCA seeks to assist in educational, training and recreational activities that supplement other formal education. Library branch, Computer Lab, Adult Job Training and Education, Wellness and Fitness Training, Healthy Kids Day, Back to School Give Away, Fall Festival, Miracle on May Street, and various other youth and community-driven activities and services.
TLG will continue to participate in the Teen Success Club Education and Training Sessions, the Heart and Soul on May Street fundraiser and various activities throughout the year. Mark will serve as the keynote speaker for the June 2014 preschoolers’ graduation.
The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc.
The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) monthly breakfast series, patterned after the decades-old Atlanta forum, provides a unique opportunity for representatives of a broad range of the total Savannah community to hear from note individuals, both local, and from other areas, who have a message of growth and progress for the community.
The HCFS is an education and community issues forum, open to the general public, focused on increasing the awareness of educational, community economic development, cultural enrichment issues and topics of importance to the growth and progress of the community, and generating dialogue and the exchange of ideas and information. Since its inception in May 2006, the HCFS has provided more than 100 such monthly forums and activities.
TLG participates in educational and community issues forums as speakers, facilitators, co-sponsors, panelists, as well as simply attendees.
Urban Hope, Inc.
Urban Hope Savannah is a ministry devoted to children and grounded in Christian love that provides inner-city children an alternative to the streets. Urban Hope, supported significantly by Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, and housed on the upper level of St. Paul CME Church, seeks to change the lives of children and youth bringing them a sense of hope and future through spiritual and educational development and life management skills. All Urban Hope programs are provided to the participants free of charge and without regard to their religious beliefs, race, or financial status.
TLG to participate in frequent “Life Talk” sessions, the Taste of Hope event at the Charles Morris Center, and serve as a monthly financial contributor.
A Working Woman In Need (AWWIN, Inc.)
A Working Woman In Need (AWWIN, Inc.) seeks to ensure that single, working women become self-sufficient, utilizing existing community resources as a vehicle of hope, to transform their lives and ensure a prosperous legacy for themselves and their children
It is the mission of AWWIN to deliver a full continuum of support services for the single working woman and her family through a variety of collaborative efforts and partnerships with community organizations and agencies.
AWWIN, Inc is a publicly supported organization designed to assist single working low-income women and their children. Over the past thirteen years, AWWIN has assisted over 650 families in Savannah and the Coastal Empire.
TLG will continue to support with both financial and human resources the programs and initiatives of AWWIN, Inc. in its efforts to support and encourage the advancement of single, low income, working women and their children. TLG will continue to serve as speakers, moderators, workshop facilitators and participants in the various programs and activities.