Social Welfare Program Initiative (SWPI)

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The NextGen (Youth) Program’s Social Welfare Program Initiative (SWPI) provides training and education for those ages 18-24 years old who are residents of Gwinnett County or Clayton County and are receiving government assistance (direct recipients of SNAP, TANF, Section 8, Medicaid or WIC within the last 6 months). Funding is provided to prepare young adults to secure a future that relies on self-sufficiency through family sustaining wages.

Participants can expect to gain work experience and develop valuable skills through mentorship, classroom experience, and on-the-job training. Opportunities are available for participants to obtain a GED, acquire industry recognized certifications, and gain long-term employment.

Resources like financial consultation are available to all participants and additional resources (transportation assistance, childcare assistance, and more) are available for those with demonstrated need.

To learn more about the Social Welfare Program Initiative, contact the following Program Coordinators:

Gwinnett County

Brittney Oquendo

tel: 404-225-9803

Clayton County

Brittney Oquendo

tel: 404-225-9803

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit

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