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CIS of Atlanta Hero Alert!

Site Coordinator Felton Hodges was on the Frontline today serving Atlanta families. Felton says, "I just wanted to share with y'all how awesome it was serving our people. I actually ran into two of my former students from Heritage, which put a huge smile on my face! We actually had three buses full of food, that we delivered to our families in Atlanta Public Schools. It was an all day event, but definitely worth continuing to change the lives of those in need." Thank you, Felton, for your Servant Leadership! Join our cause by donating to our CIS of Atlanta Emergency Fund. Click here to give!

CIS of Atlanta Team Recognition

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well this picture says it all. We have the most dedicated team working on the frontline providing COVID relief assistance to Atlanta families. Special thanks to Calleb Obumba, Stanley Sellers, Quintin Avery, Darryl Smith, Tamika McCain, Erik White, and Jarrett Smith (in this picture) for this important work you are doing. You can join us by making a contribution to our Emergency Fund. Click here to give today!

CIS of Atlanta CEO Talks "Hope in Hard Times" in April's Saporta Report

Our CEO, Frank Brown says, "This crisis has taught us to redefine what we deem an essential employee and learn how interdependent we are. Of the nearly 30,000 children we support, many of their parents are on the frontlines, working low-wage jobs and putting themselves and their families at risk as they do all they can to stay emotionally and physically healthy." In the April edition of The Saporta Report, Frank shares his thoughts about how this pandemic has affected Atlanta families in poverty and how our organization is still on the frontline, helping Atlanta families stay afloat. Click here to read Frank’s op-ed article and visit to support our emergency fund.

CIS of Atlanta Alumni on the Frontline Serving Atlanta Familiesin Need

Forest Park High School Graduate Justin Eboigbe, a freshman student and football player at the University of Alabama, volunteered with Communities In Schools of Atlanta loading food into the cars of more than 15 Site Coordinators for weekend food distributions to families in need. In total, CIS of Atlanta distributed more than 500 pounds of food to families in Atlanta, Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties. Thank you Justin for your servant leadership. We are so proud of you!

CIS of Atlanta Alumni on the Frontline Serving Atlanta Familiesin Need

Christian Holmes, a graduating senior at the University of Missouri, is a first-generation college student who has been mentored by the CIS of Atlanta family since his senior year at McNair High School in DeKalb County. Like many of our college students, Christian has benefited from the one-on-one mentoring relationship from caring adults, assistance with basic needs including food, utilities, and housing, but today, he is helping others providing COVID19 relief. Thank you, Christian, for being a servant leader. We couldn't be more proud of you. Support the work we do by donating to our emergency fund today. Click here to give today.

CIS of Atlanta CEO Selected for Harvard Business School Program

We are excited to announce our very own Frank Brown has been selected for the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta (HBSCA) Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) Scholarship. This annual program grants local leaders access to executive education courses at Harvard Business School. "Core to our School's mission is educating and enabling leaders who will make a difference in the world,” says Ed Shartar, vice president, Social Enterprise Initiatives of HBSCA. “We are honored and proud to support these incredible individuals and their organizations that are making a positive impact on our community." Click the link below to read the full article. Congratulations Frank! We are proud of you for con

CIS of Atlanta Team Shout Out

They don't ask for recognition, but we want to honor our team for the work they are doing to help others during this pandemic. Thank you Donnette Crooks and Theresa Mullins for assisting in the food distribution at Phoenix Academy yesterday. Click here to donate to our Emergency Fund today.

CIS of Atlanta on the Frontline of COVID19 Relief

Since the beginning of this pandemic, our team hasn't stopped spending time in the community, working with our partner schools to make sure Atlanta families aren't left behind. We ask that you support the work we are doing by donating to our Emergency Fund today. Click here to give. Pictured Here: CIS of Atlanta Emergency Food Distribution event at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School for our Brown Middle School, Hollis Academy, M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, and Washington High School families.

CIS of Atlanta - Still Providing Support to Our Students

Imagine being stuck on your college campus in the midst of a pandemic and your family doesn't have the means to bring you home. That scenario is real for some of our CIS of Atlanta college students like CIS Alumni Ryah Jackson, a freshman at Meridian Community College in Mississippi. Thanks to Program Manager Calleb Obumba and Site Coordinator, Shonobe Morgan who drove all the way to Mississippi, Ryah is home safe and sound. Click here to support this important work and give to our Emergency Fund today.

CIS of Atlanta Team Providing Curriculum Support to Students During Quarantine

Here's an update from last week's blog post. Site Coordinator Etolya Rahming dropped off STEAM kits to students from Feldwood Elementary School and here are the results! Students planted seeds for their biology assignment and tracked the growth of their beans along with their hypothesis throughout the process. CIS Atlanta staff are still working hard, supporting the Tele-School work in Fulton County Schools to help reinforce important STEAM lessons. Support our work by donating to our Emergency Fund. Click here to give today!


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