North Fulton nonprofit providing classroom with private tutors for children in transitional housing

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It’s a tiny neighborhood at the end of Millbrook Circle in Roswell that Tiffany Cook and her three children couldn’t wait to move into.

“They were happy because we were living in a hotel,” Cook said.

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The neighborhood offers transitional housing operated by the local nonprofit called Homestretch.

There’s now a new building on the property for the new school year called the Learning Lab, a fully equipped classroom for the more than three dozen children of Homestretch residents.

“You see the smile. I’m so excited,” executive director and mentor Talaya Parker said.

“Inside this Learning Lab, we do tutoring.”

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Parker said the children of families experiencing homelessness can sometimes struggle in school.

She says the new classroom, one of the first of its kind for a transitional neighborhood, is a game changer.

“Most of our families are performing at grade level,” Parker said.

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Cook said her children are now bringing home all A’s.

“For it to be right in your backyard, that’s the best thing ever,” Cook said. “They can walk out our door, go to tutoring, and come straight back home.”

The local Rotary Club and two dozen local businesses funded the classroom, which added up to $150,000.

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