Real-life applications of subjects studied in a classroom can create "ah ha" moments and inspire young people in ways they did not think imaginable. That is exactly what happened when CIS of Atlanta took a group of students to DRAGA Labs, an Atlanta-based African American owned and operated manufacturer of hair and skin care products.Read the Full Story
Students at Benteen Elementary School holding the new books they just received. CIS of Atlanta has been a proud RIF partner since 2002. This partnership has enabled CIS to provide every student in participating schools with three new books (one book per event) to build their home libraries each year.
Denise Wright, CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator at Clarkston High School, with a parent and a future scholar. Food Bank items have been used as rewards for students who have met goals, incentives to increase parent attendance at events, holiday gift baskets, and in some cases, emergency support for families in need.Read the Full Story
Each year, we have the honor of helping young people and their families overcome challenges and experience success. We see success in the improved attendance of our students. We also see success in every child we are able to help move beyond failing to passing grades. We see success as the increased involvement of a parent in their child's education. Success is certainly seen in the life of every student we help gain promotion to the next grade level or graduate. Some of our young people have reached a milestone this year by earning a high school diploma, while others are still on the road to success. WE SALUTE EVERY YOUNG PERSON THAT WORKED HARD THIS SCHOOL YEAR AND EVERY PARENT OR CAREGIVER THAT HELPED THEM. Regardless of where you are on your journey, we believe in you and we support you. YOU CAN DO IT! Keep pushing and we will continue to extend a supportive hand to help you along your journey.