College Park Elementary School hosted its annual Partnership Showcase, which featured more than 20 community, nonprofit and public service agencies supporting the College Park Elementary School Community. The event featured a networking session for partners, an overview of College Park Elementary School, and a panel discussion on the value of partnerships. Special thanks to CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator Tamika McClain and Principal Dr. Maisha Otway for spearheading this ini
Students at Cross Keys High School are making Thanksgiving possible for families who would have gone without thanks to their thanksgiving canned food drive. In collaboration with Chamblee first United Methodist church and the Girl Scouts, the school identified 10 families that would benefit the most from the food drive and those families received Thanksgiving food baskets before the holiday. This was truly a Cross Keys “family affair,” as 10 teachers participated with their c
Mark your calendar for December 3, 2019, to donate and support our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Early donations are open now, so if you’d like to give today, click on the link below. All donations count toward our #GAGivesDay totals! https://www.gagives.org/organization/Communities-In-Schools-Of-Atlanta/welcome
One of our core principles and variables to our success is incorporating families into the work we do. We build solid relationships with our students, but we also include their families into our service offering to be sure we provide the support needed both at home and at school. Forest Park High School Site Coordinator, Quentin Avery hosted a Family “Meet and Greet” for his scholars, which featured game night and resources to help them learn more about college and career rea
"21st Century Real World Academy" After School Academic Enrichment students from Creekside High School recently took a site visit and tour of Lockheed Martin Engineering and Aeronautics Facility in Marietta, Georgia. Students learned about the various departments and facilities within the company, as well as various STEM-based careers. Thank you to the Lockheed Martin team for hosting us.
Barbers from the Atlanta community hosted a "Pop-Up Barbershop" for 6th-grade boys at J. E. Brown Middle School. 14-young men participated in "Barber Shop Talk" with Master Barbers who took the time to mentor them and give them free hair cuts. Mentors talked to the boys about achievement, self-control, hygiene, relationships, planning for the future, chivalry, responsibility and peer pressure. Thank you for giving back to our community in such a big way.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a nearly 80% increase in teen vaping in the U.S. and Cross Keys High School wants to do something to decrease that number. The school hosted a "Coffee and Conversation" meeting for parents to learn about the new trends for smoking via vaping and electronic cigarettes. Guest speaker Zeuri Anderson Jackson from Caron Treatment Centers helped parents understand how they can be empowered to educate their children on the dange
Cummins Inc., a global leader in building high capacity generators and engines, hosted over 50 students interested in STEM careers from Forest Park and Mundy's Mill High Schools at its Southeast Regional office located in Forest Park. Students learned about the organization's history and received a personalized tour of the company's state-of-the-art, football-field-sized engineering shop. In addition, students learned about the various career fields the organization has to of
We are happy to honor our very own Jocelyn Dorsey, a long-time supporter and member of our Marketing & Communications Committee who was inducted into the prestigious Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame. Dorsey, who is now retired after a 35-year career at WSB-TV, was a news anchor and public affairs director making history as Atlanta’s first African-American anchor. Jocelyn says, "this is one of the most rewarding ways to make a living and to be recognized by my peers is icing on
They may be "rivals" on the football field, but the brotherhood is real for these CIS of Atlanta Alumni Devonta Wyatt (#95 University of Georgia) and Christian Holmes (#21 University of Missouri). We enjoyed watching them on the field during the Georgia vs. Missouri game this weekend and we remained neutral (smile), cheering them both on to success. We are extremely proud of these student-athletes for all they have accomplished on-and-off the field.