Prior to taking a week off from school, students at Fulton County's H.E. Holmes Elementary School spread some holiday cheer by packing and distributing more than 75 holiday food baskets! In addition to families from H.E. Holmes, the baskets were shared with families at nearby schools including, Paul D. West MS, Tri-Cities HS and Westlake HS.Read the Full Story
Fulton County Schools has accepted a $50,000 donation from AT&T to fund a Communities In Schools site coordinator at Roswell High School. The funds make it possible to have a specialized staff member at the school who focuses on improving students’ progress toward graduation. PHOTO: Left to right are FCS Superintendent Robert Avossa, CIS Atlanta Executive Director Patricia Pflum, AT&T Regional Manager Dennis Boyden and Roswell HS Principal Jerome Huff.Read the Full Story
On Saturday, November 9th, students from Tri-Cities High School attended the 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference at Emory University. The trip was organized by their CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator. The event featured motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a college and career fair for Georgia Latino middle and high school students.Read the Full Story
CIS of Atlanta is seeking donations of business attire for our School to Career Clothing Closet. We are accepting donations of business attire for men and women (both juniors and adult sizes) as our students prepare to take part in an exciting program that will connect them with local business leaders!Read the Full Story
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Every year, CIS of Atlanta holds a Holiday Gift Drive, co-sponsored by WAOK 1380 AM Radio and Walmart. This year's gift drive will take place on Thursday, December 5th, from 6am to 6pm, at the Walmart on Howell Mill Road. We currently serve a large number of high school students, so suggested gifts include: Watches Video Games (non-violent please) Large Bikes (26”) Movie Theater Gift Cards Walmart Gift Cards Restaurant Gift CardsLarry Tinsley (2nd from left) and Mo Ivory (far right) were two of the WAOK on air personalities who supported last year's Gift Drive. The wonderful supporters pictured between Larry and Mo are representatives from RAM Technology Partners which donated FOUR Android tablets for our high school students!
To view more photos from last year's event and from our schools as students receive the gifts, please visit our photo gallery.
Each day, CIS site coordinators and affiliate programs around the country make a difference in the lives of children and families. “Making a Difference” is a collection of viewpoints, from the voice of Communities In Schools President Daniel Cardinali, site coordinators working in schools and students directly impacted by the organization. The video details the ways in which Communities In Schools breaks down barriers that can prevent students from staying in school and achieving in life. It also touches upon the sound financial investment that Communities In Schools is, returning $11.60 on average for every dollar invested.
You can view other videos at the CIS of Atlanta YouTube channel.