Parents as Partners Academic Center showcases services with Fall Open House

Parents as Partners Academic Center’s (PAPAC) Fall Open House on Tuesday showcased the myriad services available to parents and guardians of Atlanta Public Schools’ 50,000 students. Family Involvement Liaison Emily Holland welcomed more than 100 visitors and vendors who met and learned more about this vital but sometimes under-utilized service housed in the same building that is home to Kennedy Middle School, School Reform Team 1 and the Pre-Kindergarten Program at 225 James P. Brawley Drive.

Check out the video above as Holland offers a walking tour through the center and explains the services and special events.

The theme of the event was “Home Sweet Home,” and guests crammed the morning session. Attendance for the afternoon session was hindered by inclement weather, but guests still received lots of information about PAPAC, which offers workshops, tutorials and special events targeted at everything from helping parents communicate with their children to tax-preparation assistance.

Vendors for the event included Atlanta Access Care, Babies Can’t Wait, the Georgia Department of Education, Raising Expectation and Parent to Parent of Georgia, along with such APS programs as the nutrition department and Project GRAD.

PAPAC is open Monday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, noon-2:30 p.m.; and Friday, noon-4:30 p.m. For more information on PAPAC, call 404-802-3673 or email

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