Greenbriar Children’s Center Gets Community Transformation Grant

Staff Report

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Greenbriar Children’s Center, a non-profit with over 70 years of experience helping children and families in Savannah, has announced that it has received its second Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from The Georgia  Department of Early Care and Learning.

“We are so grateful to The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and their staff for funding this initiative.  Last year, we received critical support to help other learning centers and caregivers in our area understand the impact of trauma on very young children. While we continue to do that very important work, this new grant will strive to provide early childcare agencies which serve children from low income families with the trainings, tools and connections they need in order to provide more fresh, locally grown food to the children in their care”, said Gena P. Taylor, Executive Director of Greenbriar Children’s Center. 

“The 2023-2024 Community Transformation Grants are designed to do just that-transform communities”, said Jill O’Meara, Community Partnerships and Project Manager for the Department of Early Care and Learning.  “Greenbriar has a demonstrated record of partnering with other local community organizations to effect change in the community. We are thrilled that, through this grant, we will be able to help so many children and their caregivers by working to improve the nutritional quality of the foods they consume and improving their understanding of the local food system.”