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The HOPE Center


This agreement entered into on this 13th day of June 2013, by and between

The Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board”


The HOPE Center, hereinafter referred to as “The HOPE Center.”

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to enable all students to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, utilize technology effectively, make responsible decisions and adapt to the challenges of the future; and,

WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational process; and

WHEREAS, The HOPE Center is a medical clinic specializing in pregnancy diagnosis and decision support.

WHEREAS, The HOPE Center’s mission is to provide Help, Hope, and Healing to individuals facing pregnancy or relationship issues.

Now, therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein the parties agree as follows:

The parties agree to the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated herein by reference.


The School Board will:

  1. Provide the use of track and field facilities, waiving the rental portion of fees as part of Community Use of System Facilities Policy (KG), for The HOPE Center’s annual fundraising walk.

  2. Promote The HOPE Center’s annual fundraising walk through existing communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.

  3. Provide information from The HOPE Center to CCSD Counselors, Cherokee County Council of PTA and School Councils for distribution, at their discretion, to parents.

  4. Explore/pursue joint professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

  5. Explore/pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

The HOPE Center will:

  1. Provide opportunities for Senior Projects for high school students including service as project mentors when staff members and/or volunteers are available.

  2. Provide opportunities for community service for high school students wishing to meet expectations for college applications, scholarships, and social clubs.

  3. Participate in various school functions (character education programs, career days, vocational week, Read Across America) when staff members and/or volunteers are available.

  4. Abide by the rules and regulations contained in the facility use contract at each school facility and those contained in the Community Use of System Facilities Policy (KG), including custodial and supervisory fees when applicable.

  5. Explore/pursue joint professional development opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

  6. Explore/pursue joint grant opportunities in both parties’ best interest.

  7. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or handicapping condition or any other discrimination recognized and prohibited by State or Federal Law. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, The HOPE Center must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.


The term of this contract is June 13, 2013 through June 13, 2014. This contract shall automatically renew for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least 60 days prior to renewal date.

This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at 110 Academy Street, Canton, Georgia 30114, and to the Executive Director of The HOPE Center at 295 Molly Lane, Suite 120, Woodstock, GA 30189.