Our Mission

The Jackson County Community Outreach, JCCO, is a civic-based organization that was established to foster a better community through education based efforts. We are always seeking out ways to improve the communities dialogue between the youth, education, business and civic leaders. We want to improve the employee education and skill set of all our at-risk youth and young adults as they enter into continuing education. We provide scholarships for high school seniors that will be attending college and technical schools. We hope that these recipients will return to Jackson County Georgia when they graduate and find promising jobs at home. We strive for a future that will provide better education and will attract more job opportunities to Jackson County, which will improve our standard of living and open the door for new opportunities.

Our Mission statement:

is to provide, through the local school systems, educational support that allows students to experience learning success; achieve higher education and become contributing members of our community.

Our Vision Statement:

From the start, the Jackson County Community Outreach was a civic-based organization that wanted to foster better community dialogue and seeks ways to improve the relationships between Community, the school system, and the businesses in Jackson County Georgia.The JCCO has always aimed to help improve the employment skills of all at-risk youth and young adults, champion life skills projects and enhance the pride and enthusiasm for education improvements in our county.

JCCO is an IRS 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charity, so all contributions go toward the scholarship fund. Jackson Counties Community Outreach has a goal to provide college scholarships and technical school scholarships to graduates of the following schools: Jackson County Comprehensive High School, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Jefferson High School and Commerce High School in Jackson County GA.

We hope that everyone understands the benefits of supporting further education in their county.

The more support received from volunteers and businesses; the more help JCCO can give to local high school seniors to help them onto the next phase of their education.  The goal is to enhance educational opportunities for youth who will return to or stay in the community to improve the workforce with highly skilled and educated workers and leaders.

Current Membership

Mr. Jim Scott, President (Fundraising & Donor Contact Duties)

Mr. Eugene Gilliam,  Vice President ( Operations)

Rev. B. H. Bailey,  Treasurer

Ms. Anita Brown-Jackson,  Secretary

Ms. Brandi Meadows, Banquet Committee Chairperson

Ms. Elaine Roller,  Scholarship Committee Chairperson

Ms. Mary Burley, Scholarship Committee Asst. Chair

Mr. Ken Sawyer, Website/Media Chairman

Ms. Charlotte Johnson, Banquet Committee, & Scholarship  Support

Ms. Alice Rucker, Banquet  Committee, & Scholarship Support

Mr. Jeffrey Damons, Banquet Committee

Ms. Betty Scott, Banquet Committee & Scholarship Support

Rev. Cheryl Barnes, Awards Presenter

Ms. Sandra Pizano – Banquet Committee & Community Liaison

Ms. Doris Brown, Member

Ms. Shantara Huff, Member

Advisory Committee

Dr. Andy Byers – Retired Superintendent, Jackson County Schools

Mr. Joe Averette – Chief Financial Officer, TenCate Geosynthetics

Mr. Neville Anderson – President/CEO, Rural Green Power, LLC

Mr. Tim Cornelison – Chief Mortgage Originator, United Community Bank

Mr. Les Knoblock – Owner, Knoblock & Associates

Dr. Judy Warrner – COO of Northridge Medical Center

Mr. Trayvon Leslie – Area Manager, Georgia Power Company