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NORCROSS, GA. - In its first community service effort supporting Norcross Cooperative Ministry (NCM) in 2019, the Ashworth College Student Services department held a Canned Goods Challenge. The goal was two-fold: to help restock the NCM food pantry of items depleted during the holidays and earn raffle tickets for a late-January prize drawing.
“After the holiday rush, charities that offer food and other necessities to needy families get pretty empty. We wanted to start the new year with an effort to help fill in that gap as fast as possible,” said Vice President of Student Experience Melissa Maddox. “Our staff is extremely giving, but we offered raffle tickets in exchange for donations to encourage everyone to give a little extra.”
Donations from the Student Services staff racked up enough non-perishables to earn rewards for three winners. Cowanna Davis, Shondra Gilmere, and James Barnes were each given a $10 gift card to Panera Bread.
NCM was founded in 1988 as a non-profit which provides emergency assistance to low income and homeless neighbors in Norcross, Ga., and surrounding Gwinnett County. The charity is based just five miles from Ashworth College headquarters.
Since 2006, Ashworth College has actively participated in numerous community service projects and charity drives. Local and national organizations like American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Angel Tree, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Children’s Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.
Ashworth College, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).