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Alpharetta Rotary Club Funds GED Scholarships

The service organization donated money and computers to North Fulton Community Charities for its GED Scholarship fund and for its Education Center.

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta donated $800, computers to North Fulton Community Charities for their GED Scholarship fund, which will provide scholarships for five students to take the test.

NFCC serves almost 5,000 low-income families in the communities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Mountain Park and Milton and recently expanded their services with the opening of an Education Center. All classes are free and are taught by volunteer instructors who are experts in their subject areas. The donation given by the Alpharetta Rotary will provide five scholarships to students who take classes at the NFCC Education Center to prepare for the GED, but cannot afford the $160 fee to take the test.

The Alpharetta Rotary also donated 6 computer workstations to NFCC for the students to use in the learning lab as they prepare for the GED. Earning their GED will open doors for them in their career path. This past month 11 students took the GED and the scores are not only passing, but above average.

“We were so excited to shop for these computer stations because we know how much they will help students further their education,” said Eden Purdy, program director of North Fulton Community Charities.

“We are proud to be a part of helping students earn their GED’s which continues to support literacy development in Alpharetta,” said Bill Weeks, president of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta.

Rotary Club of Alpharetta

The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community.

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