News and Stories

News and stories about our work, our partners and our students' success.

July 15, 2020

Congratulations to CIS of Atlanta Alumni Mya Scholfield, a college Sophomore at Benedict College, who was recently honored as a 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar presented by the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities.

Mya is a Langston Hu...

July 12, 2020

The partnership between BET, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and Communities In Schools of Atlanta has been instrumental in allowing us to provide emergency funds to Atlanta families during this crisis.

Ms. B. Porter was forced to move out of her home when she was laid o...

May 16, 2020

We're thankful to receive so

many positive stories from our Site Coordinators who are on the Frontline staying connected to our students during this time.

Site Coordinator, Donnette Crooks shared this message with us. "Today Mr. Alphonso Stanton and I dropped off our en...

May 14, 2020

Alexis Sawyer is a senior

who has overcome many obstacles to get to graduation day.

From going through a divorce with her parents to moving to different schools and having to adapt and start over, she has worked hard to do well this school year.

Alexis will be attending h...

May 13, 2020

Our team is still working hard on the

frontline helping Atlanta families.

Felton Hodges shared this update today, "Today we were at Brookview Elementary providing meals to our families in need. Special thanks to Mrs. Gilmore from Heritage Elementary (in all black) and P...

May 13, 2020

We are thrilled to shout out another CIS of Atlanta Alumni, Christian Holmes, who is now an official graduate of the University of Missouri.

Christian, a first-generation college student, announced he will be attending graduate school at Oklahoma State University in Sti...

May 11, 2020

This past Friday was monumental. CIS of Atlanta Alumni Association student, Auriana crossed the finish line, beating social and economic odds, to become the first college graduate in her family.

The Forest Park High School graduate virtually received her Bachelor's Degr...

May 8, 2020

Donnellius Foster, a graduating senior in the Class of 2020, received a $100 gift card after completing multiple enrichment tutoring sessions. This prize was created to encourage students to keep working hard to finish the school year strong.

B.E.S.T. Academy, Student S...

May 7, 2020

Many CIS of Atlanta students are still working hard to get good grades, and we are working with them to help them achieve their goals.

We salute to Candice Camp, Site Coordinator at Langston Hughes High School for facilitating a one-on-one math tutoring session with her...

May 5, 2020

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow and we are excited because we are celebrating our very own CIS of Atlanta Frontline Heroes like Nicole Bush, featured in this video. Nicole shares her thoughts about how she's inspiring others to remain hopeful during this crisis. Take a look...

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