Cobb Community Foundation has awarded Marietta City Schools (MCS) $25,000 in charitable grants from the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund. These funds were made possible by an overall contribution of $50,000 made by Lockheed Martin to CCF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. This brings the total amount distributed from the fund to over $230,000, one hundred percent of which is being distributed to charitable organizations serving Cobb County.
“We are honored to work with the Cobb Community Foundation to help those in need. We are appreciative of their positive impact across the county,” shared Rod McLean, Vice President and General Manager of the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions Line of Business at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Georgia.
Out of the $25,000 donation awarded to MCS, $4,000 will allow social workers and counselors to work for a few hours per week before their contracted start time to better prepare for students, staff, and families. The other $21,000 will extend a summer tutoring program offered by MCS into the fall. The program employs Kennesaw State University students from the Bagwell College of Education as virtual tutors and mentors to work primarily with English-language learners (ELLs) in need of additional one-on-one support.
“Lockheed Martin has been part of the fabric of Cobb County since 1951 when they announced they were reopening the Bell Bomber plant,” commented our CEO, Shari Martin. “Supporting this community is in their DNA, and we could not be more grateful.”