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Partners and Philanthropy

Our community partners provide extraordinary support in our efforts to serve our residents with excellence. We are proud to partner with these local organizations.

Seven of our communities offer after-school enrichment programs and a summer camp program for children in grades K-5 who live in the community. These are offered free of charge to the residents. The programs in our Atlanta Adventure Centers are under the direction of and run by Mission 1:27, a non-profit, faith-based organization with the primary mission of assisting single parent families with the tremendous challenges they face. The Adventure Center at Walton Oaks in Augusta is operated by Hope for Augusta. Children receive afternoon snack, homework help, Bible teaching, character-building, crafts, music, art, drama and sports activities. They have themed program curriculum and take field trips to places of interest. Learn More
Five of our communities host a food co-op for residents, which is intended to help low to moderate income families who qualify under certain income limits to provide nutritious food for their family members. This program is run by the residents and provides approximately $100 worth of food per family every two weeks for a nominal $3 fee. The Food Security for America Program was started by the Georgia Avenue Presbyterian Church and is a non-profit, faith-based organization. The food that is distributed comes from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Learn More
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides unprecedented support to educators in metro Atlanta through its education programs. The best local and national touring educational artists deliver programs in music, dance and theater that have direct tie-ins to classroom curriculum. Walton Communities is proud to sponsor the ArtsBridge Education Program, which provides local students an opportunity to experience theatre first-hand. Our partnership with the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has also helped to provide some low-cost or free tickets for specific performances at the Centre, which allows residents the unique opportunity to take part in a fabulous culturally enriching experience with their families. Learn More
Since 1960, the Center for Family Resources has helped thousands of low-income families with employment, education and housing services, leadership development programs, mentoring opportunities and temporary financial and food assistance. They are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by helping families acquire the resources they need to become independent and self-sufficient. Walton has been very involved with this wonderful non-profit organization for many years with a team member who has served on the Board of Directors and through our financial and physical support of its activities and programs. Learn More
MUST Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing services to persons and families in crisis while maintaining their dignity. Walton Communities has been in partnership with them for many years. MUST has provided services to residents in need and Walton has provided physical and financial support to MUST through donations, toy and food drives, participation in events, volunteers to work in various areas of service and through team members serving on their Board of Directors. Learn More
The Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb is a non-profit, faith-based healthcare practice which provides a comprehensive range of services for patients without health insurance or the means to afford care. This center serves the needs of residents of Cobb County and surrounding areas. Established in May of 2006, Walton Communities was privileged to participate in helping to get this health center off the ground. Several members of the Walton team have served on the Board of Directors, and Walton has helped provide funding for the project. Learn More
Walton Communities is proud to partner with most of the schools that children who live in our communities attend. We are currently active Partners in Education with 18 schools, with three more scheduled for signing in Fall 2011. Walton provides financial support for needed items, as well as volunteers and direct involvement by property staff members in the local schools. Learn More
In our work through the Cobb Schools Foundation, Walton Communities has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to teachers and schools in order to improve classrooms in Cobb County. Learn More
Cobb County Safety Village, built on a 8 acre site, is the most comprehensive safety training environment in the region where our residents and business community gain knowledge through hands on experiences....a place where the walls come alive with knowledge while instructors share the most advanced techniques and ideas for making our community safer. Walton Communities is thrilled to participate with Cobb Safety Village through the construction of our own miniature home! Learn More
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. Thats because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Walton Communities is grateful for our partnership with the YMCA in support of several of our resident programs that include swimming lessons, fitness and nutrition seminars, tennis lessons and more. Learn More
Walton Communities is proud to partner with Kennesaw State University on a variety of programs including tutoring, scholarship programs and servant leadership. Learn More
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. We are proud to partner with Boy Scouts of America to bring Pack 122 to our boys at Walton Crossing! Learn More
Marietta Mentoring for Leadership engages the community to open doors for students and empower them to look beyond graduation and to fulfill their dreams. By matching the skills and passions of each mentor to the needs and desires of the student, we encourage both to become active, contributing citizens. Learn More
Eagle Ranch, located in Flowery Branch, GA, provides a peaceful, stable environment for children (boys and girls ages 8-16) in crisis, as well as the resources and help needed to get parents back on track with their families. This faith-based program includes intensive counseling and modeling of what family life can be, with the parents and extended family members participating fully in the program. Eagle Ranch provides parenting classes for Walton residents, as well as a referral source for families in crisis situations. Learn More
Through our partnership with the Cobb 2020 Lifestyle Initiative, in conjunction with the YMCA, residents of Walton Reserve and residents throughout the 30168 zip code can take advantage of the Farm Fresh Market held at Walton Reserve each Monday evening. A bag full of a variety of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased for just $5, introducing many residents to new possibilities for the their dinner table and making those fresh options more affordable. In conjunction with the Farm Fresh Market, weekly nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations are held. A fitness program, which provides and fitness coach to help residents achieve their fitness goals is also a part of this program. Learn More
Entryway transitions individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by providing career training, employment and housing opportunities in partnership with our real estate partners, such as Walton Communities. Learn More