About Center for Communicatiion and Development


Here at the Center for Communication and Development International (CCDI), we believe every child in our local community and around the world should have an education that enables them to become global citizens and to serve their communities at all levels.

We work with local and global organizations, schools, and individuals to help maintain schools, provide education, workshops, vocational trainings, and scholarships to children in need.


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Our Values


MISSION: EDUCATION - To advance learning, CCDI supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home. We train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices. We coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school.


VISION: Our vision - CCDI believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children, every day and in times of crisis, transforming their lives and the future we share.

GOALS

What we offer

EDUCATION

Despite the growth of technology and exponential rate of economic growth, millions of children are being left behind. No other country in the world sees as many children die from preventable and treatable diseases. Many children below the age of 14 work in hazardous occupations mining, selling food on the streets, and domestic labor. There is more wealth around the world than ever before, but it has not yet translated into healthcare, education or better nutrition for the poor.

FILMMAKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Our filmmaking classes will teach you how to master the movie production process and express your own creative voice through storytelling. You&aposll develop a story idea with a production team, then turn that concept into a script and a shot-by-shot storyboard. Master creative camera angles and unique shots, then edit your original footage in Adobe Premiere to create an exciting and unique movie all your own.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

FARM TO SCHOOL

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school integrates STEM and empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.



DRAWING AND PAINTING

Drawing is one of the most important activities you and your students can do. Drawing not only provides the basis for other creative activities like painting, sculpture and printmaking but it also provides a direct link with reading, writing and especially mathematics. Drawing is the single most accessible form of art available. All you need (to begin with), is a pencil and a sheet of paper.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Drawing is one of the most important activities you and your students can do. Drawing not only provides the basis for other creative activities like painting, sculpture and printmaking but it also provides a direct link with reading, writing and especially mathematics. Drawing is the single most accessible form of art available. All you need (to begin with), is a pencil and a sheet of paper.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Pick a cool performing arts camp, like dance camp, music camp or theater camp. Let the children excel at creating and performing their very own musical, ballet or writing and recording their own music, these camps should definitely be on your radar.

Portfolio


What we have created

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Our Team


Anita Rentz - Director -   anita.rentz@ccdinternational.org

M. Sci, Physis, M. Sci, Computer Science , resident, founder, comes from extensive experience in business software development. She developed software for Hewlett Packard - quality of their serial printer product in no small part due to Anita's disciple efforts in developing printer drivers for their printer line. HP Quality always speaks for itself, but her later engagements as a senior Project Manager, DBA and software developer to Georgia Department of Labor, Hartsfield International Airport, IBM, Cognos, Ga. Pacific, and the Microsoft corporation gives her the credentials and skills that her two master's degrees, one in Physics, and one in Computer Science - only outlined in academics. With her base of real world experience, Anita had the confidence to found the company in 1995, to fulfill the need to develop software for what she saw then as a coming Internet market. Seeing business models come and go, Anita has found the right one to carry ATR forward even to present day. Mrs. Rentz's skills include SQL, ASP and C in addition to her skills as a software designer and a strong business background. At present Mrs. Rentz is studying the Speech Technologies and their use for various applications. She also has knowledge of design and development of ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) Systems. She had built many prototypes using SpeechWorks, ASR, OSR, OSB, Speech Secure and Speechify products At present Anita Rentz is involved in running the company.

Richard L. Teters, Jr. Chief Financial Officer -  - richard.teters@ccdinternational.org

Colonel Richard L. Teters, Jr. retired in 1998, after 30 years active duty in the US Army. His demonstrated proficiencies lie in strategic management and leadership, finance and accounting, and sales and marketing. Upon his retirement he became a professor of management at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, with expertise in project management, leadership, and entrepreneurship. While at Kennesaw State he concurrently served as the Director, The Center for Industrial Collaboration (CIC). As the director of the CIC, and as a Knowledge Capitalist, he evaluated over 400 science and technological innovations, and took an active role in assisting in the commercialization of more than 20 technologies. As an entrpreneur he has served in the capacity of president of two high tech start ups. He is currently the Managing Director of The SciTek Group, LLC, and pursuing doctoral studies in entrepreneurial leadership.

Turner Rentz, III, - Information Technology Officer -  - turner.rentz@ccdinternational.org

M. Sci., Applied Physics, Ga Tech , CEO, co-founder co-founded ATR in 1995 with Anita Rentz. An accomplished network engineer and software developer, Mr. Rentz' educational qualifications include a Master's degree in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech: contributing to the development of HTTP and other transfer protocols for the purposes of safely executing dangerous plasma experiments in the safety of the lab. With a career spanning high availability, high reliability work such as the Reuters Financials applications, Information Security Engineering for the Equifax Corporation, and software that accomplishes maintainability and adaptability of websites for Intel. Mr. Rentz is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, The IEEE Society, the Ga. Tech Alumni Society, and the GSGA. At present Mr. Rentz have 3 years experience with the Speech Technologies and their use for various applications. He also has knowledge of design and development of ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) Systems.

Desiyanti Citra - Secretary -   desiyanti.citra@ccdinternational.org

Desiyanti had completed her education from Jakarta, Indonesia. She is detail-oriented, problem solver and team player with over 15 years of corporate experience. Strong organizational skills with excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skillsShe worked for Georgia Department of Labor, Advanced Distributor Products, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Division and others. She served as President for Indonesian Mixed Couple (INDO-MC) and Indonesian Community of Atlanta (ICA) Editor in-Chief. She volunteered for American Cancer Society, Habitat Humanity, organized and coordinated Indonesian Night event and performed traditional dances at the Multicultural events.

Kevin Tremble Scholarship Officer -  - kevin.tremble@ccdinternational.org

Kevin Tremble received a Bachelor's degree from Mercer University in TechnicalCommunication with a focus in languages. He has also received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a concentration in Marketing. He is currently pursining a Doctorate in International Business at Argosy University. He has worked for six years at ChoicePoint in Alpharetta as a documentation Specialist. He has served on the Diversity committee at ChoicePoint and helped in the planning of the Diversity Week activities. He has recently served as a Big Brother for the Atlanta Big Brother/Big Sister program.

Gaurav Bhatia - Public Relations Officer -  -  gaurav.bhatia@ccdinternational.org

Gaurav Bhatia is an alumnus of Georgia State University who received his Bachelors of Arts in Journalism with an area of concentration in Public Relations during the summer of 2006 and a Master of Science in Social Foundations of Education during the summer of 2010. He currently does public relations for After-School All-Stars, an organization that provides after-school programs for middle school students. He volunteers for agencies such as Medshare International, Global Soap Project, Books for Africa, and a number of others. Gaurav enjoys martial arts, spending time with friends and family, and participating in student organizations. Some of his favorite films include Karate Kid, Patch Adams, Harry and the Hendersons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kickboxer 2 and 3, and Rocky 3 (his all-time favorite film)

Link of newsletters http://www.behance.net/?content=projects&search=Gaurav+Bhatia+newsletters

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CONTACT

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Atlanta, US

984.200.1953

ANITA.RENTZ@CCDINTERNATIONAL.ORG