CEHD Awards the Atlanta Children’s Shelter
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development recognized the Atlanta Children’s Shelter with its CEHD Partnership Award at the college’s Fall Convocation Ceremony on Dec. 14, 2016.
This award was established in 2015 to honor the valuable partnerships that exist between the college and members of the community and celebrate these joint efforts to address real world challenges and advance the public good.
The Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter focuses on the long term self-sufficiency of the family.
Students in the college’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program work with teachers at the shelter to support early literacy and providing speech and language support as needed.
These CEHD students gain practical experience with classroom and behavior management, learn how to work with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and reflect on how their time at the shelter will prepare them for future careers in speech-language pathology.
Learn more information about the Communication Sciences and Disorders program.