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Tres Hamilton, executive director of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc., recently spoke at a meeting of the Rotary of the Golden Isles.

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc., established in 1967, is a multi-faceted agency providing innovative, high quality services to nine coastal Georgia area counties — Bryan, Camden, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Tattnall and Wayne. The services and programs offered at Coastal Georgia Community Action are aimed at educating families and communities on how to become self-sufficient through education, training, comprehensive services and advocacy.

Programs and services offered by Coastal Georgia Community Action include Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-kindergarten, weatherization assistance, case management services, workforce development, rental assistance, energy assistance, education counseling, financial literacy, as well as appropriate out of agency referrals.

Coastal Georgia Community Action also sponsors the Community Action Leadership Initiative (CAYLI). CAYLI is based on the concept that youth naturally possess skills and abilities that will enhance their effort to experience a higher quality of life. Proper development of these skills and abilities depend greatly on the type of experiences they have, as well as exposure to an environment conducive to learning and being inspired. Leadership is the key to success in every profession and at the core of the Community Action Youth Leadership Initiative program.

Pictured are Tres Hamilton, executive director of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc., left, with Bill Austin, president, Rotary of the Golden Isles. A book in her name will be donated to Goodyear Elementary School.

Reporter Mary Starr writes about lifestyle, St. Simons and Sea islands and other local topics. Contact her at mstarr@thebrunswicknews.com, on Facebook or at 265-8320 ext. 317.

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