Welcome to Common Ground

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Thank you for visiting Common Ground of Athens, Ga.

Please bare with us as we update our website.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu

Keep in mind: June 10th meeting with commissioners and mayor about supporting local growers.


Have Pride!

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A huge step forward, more like a jump! The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes same-sex marriages. Many have dreamed, many have foretold, however, the day has finally come!

There are a lot of Pride events in our area. Please take part and celebrate.

Atlanta Gay Pride Parade October 11 @ 1pm!

Of course, there is nothing wrong with celebrating now!


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Community Empowerment Fund of Athens

Athens, GA is home to a large number of workers who are among the working poor. They work every day but cannot break the cycle of poverty because they do not earn a living wage.

Ms. Ricky Roberts, founder of Under the Rainbow, created the Community Empowerment Fund of Athens (CEFA) to assist low wage and recently separated workers in their time of need. CEFA is supported by the Economic Justice Coalition and Georgia Client Council.

To receive funds, recipients must attend an economic empowerment workshop facilitated by a social services case manager or Georgia Client Council. The application can be emailed to you by contacting rickyrob@uga.edu. Applications can also be picked up at the EJC Office: 1865 W. Broad St, Suite C, Athens, GA 30606. Please call first to make sure someone is available to assist you at the office, 706-549-1142.  If you have questions, please contact Ricky Roberts at rickyrob@uga.edu or 706.583.0404.


The Economic Justice Coalition (EJC) will manage all CEFA donations.  To make a donation to CEFA, please make checks payable to the Economic Justice Coalition, put CEFA in the memo and mail to CEFA P.O.BOX 843 Athens, GA 30603.