Copyright © 2016 The Newberry Foundation

  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Hard work pays off
  • Education is key
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated
  • To whom much is given much is expected
  • Judge not for you shall be judge
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Imagination is more powerful than knowledge
  • Love your neighbor as you love yourself

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PO Box 1112
Hawkinsville, GA 31036

About Us

Who We Are

The Newberry Foundation is a community leading  nonprofit organization based in Hawkinsville, GA. The foundation serves as an education hub, a community development center, and houses an African American History and Cultural Museum.

The Newberry Foundation began in 2010 by Julius Johnson, whose roots date back to the 1790's in Pulaski County. When Mr. Johnson returned from Afghanistan to bury his father at their old family cemetery he remembered the wonderful times he shared in Hawkinsville as a boy.  However, he was deeply saddened by the decline of the town's festivities and community unity.  As a result, he decided to do two things; one buy a house in the town and become a citizen, and two establish The Newberry Foundation to reverse what he witnessed while visiting at his time of bereavement.

Since that time, with outstanding support of volunteers, The Newberry Foundation has renovated two of Hawkinsville's downtown prized historical buildings.   After renovations, The Newberry Foundation has offered  summer camps for school aged children, sponsored annual toys drives during Christmas, developed a computer lab free of charge, established a library with more than 2500 books, and developed The Newberry African American History Museum and Heritage center. The foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the community.   

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