1 in 4 metropolitan Atlanta families with children are food insecure. That’s why CIS of Atlanta partnered with Keller Williams and Publix to provide more than 200 students with backpacks filled with food for the holiday school break. The bags were filled with non perishable food items, canned food items and snacks. Thank you for your partnership Keller Williams and Publix.
Since 2016, LifeWTR (Life Water) and QuikTrip have partnered with Communities in Schools of Atlanta for its annual Secret Santa giveaway for deserving students and families. This year, families from Clayton County Schools (Charles R. Drew, Mundy's Mill, Riverdale) who experienced recent hardships received gifts from representatives of the organization. Thank you LifeWTR and QuikTrip for supporting CIS of Atlanta families.
Some CIS of Atlanta students from Scott, Boyd and Hollis Elementary schools received a wonderful Christmas blessing from our supporting partner Macy’s. 30 students received Macy's "Giving Tree" donations and the look on their faces says it all. Special thanks to Macy’s for this annual donation to support our students during the holiday season.
The Choose Success program at Banneker gave families a Christmas party they won’t forget. This past weekend, more than 100 parents and students came to receive gifts to help them have a joyful holiday season. CIS of Atlanta team members distributed $50 gift cards, more than $1,000 worth of meal coupons, and hundreds of toys and self-care products. We were happy to see smiles on so many faces.
Yesterday was National Football Signing Day for two CIS of Atlanta students, Khatavian Franks and Tyson Meiguez from Creekside High School, and they both chose GA Tech! Our CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinators who served as mentors to these outstanding student-athletes were there for the special day. Special thanks to Joseph A. Bank for providing suits for Khatavian and Tyson as they celebrated this momentous occasion. Click on this link to see more coverage on GA Tech’s site. ht
Today is National Football Signing Day for two CIS of Atlanta students from Creekside High School and we couldn’t be more excited. We partnered with Joseph A. Bank to provide suits for the two college-bound, student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent to play Division I College Football. Stay tuned to find out where the duo will be headed to further their education and excel on the collegiate football field. Special thanks to Joseph A. Bank for supporting our st
Our CEO Frank Brown, a 2019 Leadership Atlanta graduate, served as a speaker at “Education Day” to share insights on barriers to success for students from under-resourced communities. The event, held at the Ron Clark Academy, included leaders in the education space and explored the state of public education in Metro Atlanta, variables that drive inequities in student outcomes, the daily life of students in the public-school system and provided ways in which the Leadership Atl
CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator at Forest Park High School, Quintin Avery, takes his students on a special college tour trip each year. He believes it's important to expose his students to college preparatory experiences so they understand what it takes to get there. Quintin started the "I-20 East Tour" four years ago and it has built more momentum each year. In the past, the tour included visits to Paine College (Quintin's Alma Mater), Benedict College, and Allen University.
Creekside High School Real World Academy students visited the Kia Motors Manufacturing Facility in West Point, Georgia. Students learned about the various careers and internship opportunities Kia has to offer globally. They also took a tour of the facility and observed the manufacturing of a vehicle produced by Kia at the site. Special thanks to the Kia Manufacturing Facility team for exposing our students to technology in the manufacturing world.
CIS National Board Member, Shaquille O' Neal's “Shaq-to-School” drive benefited CIS of Atlanta students in a big way. Students from John Lewis Invictus Academy and McNair Middle School (Fulton County Schools) received back to school supplies including backpacks filled with pencils, pens, rulers, and notebooks. Overall, more than 5,000 CIS students in multiple cities received supplies. Shaq partnered with online shoe retailer Zappos and Amazon for this wonderful “giving event”