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Family Promise of NewRock names new executive director

Jackie Sprague has been named as the new FPNR executive director, and will be leaving her position as the CRCA executive director on Sept. 5. Sprague has been involved in numerous local nonprofit organizations including Kiwanis International, Rotary International and Leadership Rockdale. (Special photo)

Jackie Sprague has been named as the new FPNR executive director, and will be leaving her position as the CRCA executive director on Sept. 5. Sprague has been involved in numerous local nonprofit organizations including Kiwanis International, Rotary International and Leadership Rockdale. (Special photo)

CONYERS – Family Promise of NewRock has announced that Jackie Sprague will serve as the organization’s new executive director.

In addition to serving as the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts executive director since 2008, Sprague has been active in local affiliations such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Leadership Rockdale

“Jackie is a very warm-hearted, caring person with lots of experience in nonprofit leadership,” said FPNR board chair Michael Hutcheson in a press release. “We are very grateful to have her as our new director.”

While Sprague will be venturing into her new endeavor as the FPNR executive director, she will simultaneously be leaving behind her position as the CRCA executive director. Sprague said that her last day at CRCA will be Sept. 5, and a replacement for her position has not yet been found. CRCA will continue to focus on its varied programming.

“We wish Jackie well in her new position with one of the most dynamic organizations in our community,” said CRCA board chair Caroline Bradberry.

Sprague will be taking the place of Erin White — FPNR’s first executive director. White helped to launch FPNR in November 2011, creating a nonprofit organization that serves local homeless children and families. White and her family are moving out of state due to a new career opportunity for her husband.

“I am very proud of my accomplishments at CRCA over the last six years,” said Sprague. “I will certainly miss working with a great group of people and a great organization. I am very excited about my new journey as executive director of FPNR.”

Family Promise is a homeless assistance program for families in Newton and Rockdale counties and partners with church congregations in the area. Their program consists of a 60- to 90-day program in which families are required to progress toward a goal of trying to find employment, saving money and attempting to find housing.