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CIS of Atlanta Story

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 end of year perfect attendance and behavior incentives to our caseload students. The student in the picture had no idea I was coming and had just woken up. He was shocked! Today was a good productive day!" If you would like to help us continue our important work, click here to donate to our Emergency Fund today.

CIS of Atlanta Honors Class of 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 her dream school, Georgia State University to pursue a degree in nursing, with plans to become a Physician Assistant. She will also be the first one in his family to attend college. If you would like to help us get more students to graduation day, please click here to donate to our Emergency Fund today.

CIS of Atlanta Frontline Hero Shout Out!

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 Principal Wallace of Brookview Elementary (in the grey shirt)." Felton, we salute you for working so hard to serve others. If you would like to support the work we are doing, please give to our Emergency Fund today. Click here to give!

CIS of Atlanta Honors Class of 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 Stillwater, Oklahoma. He will pursue a Master's In Business Administration while completing his final season of eligibility in football. We are so proud of the Class of 2020!! We got to watch you work hard to reach your dreams! Congratulations! If you would like to help us get more students like Christian through college, donate to our Emergency Fund today. Click here to give!

Special CIS of Atlanta Graduation!

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 Degree in Computer Information Systems from the Business School at Howard University. Prior to her freshman year, with Frank, April, and another student from Forest Park, Auriana was one of 50 students selected to attend the Michelle Obama Beating The Odds Summit at the White House in 2016. CIS has been with her every step of the way. Auriana has accepted a position with Accenture and will reside in the DMV area. We are so proud o

Tutoring Sessions with Benefits

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 Support Coach Katelyn Penn had the honor of delivering his prize while practicing social distancing. Donellius will be attending Middle Georgia University in the fall as a New Media and Communications major. Congratulations Donnellius! If you would like to support the work we are doing to support students like Donellius, please click here to donate to our Emergency Fund.

We're Still Mentoring Students During COVID-19

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 CIS of Atlanta Alumni student, Gabriel Perkins, who is now a freshman Biology student at Morehouse College. This is one of many ways CIS of Atlanta is eliminating Barriers. You can help us by donating to our efforts. Click here to give to our Emergency Fund today.

#GivingTuesdayNow! We Celebrate Our Frontline Heroes

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 at her video to see how much compassion goes into our work. The communities we serve throughout Metro Atlanta have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic crisis. Today is all about celebrating our unity and support for one another during these challenging times. Many of us have been able to shelter in place, working safely from our homes and spending more time with our families, but there are students whos

Mercedes-Benz USA Provides CIS of Atlanta Transportation for COVID-19 Relief!

In partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA, Communities in Schools of Atlanta received an in-kind donation of three Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Vans to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. CIS of Atlanta CEO Frank Brown, Program Manager Calleb Obumba, as well as Site Coordinators Quintin Avery and Stanley Sellers, visited the Mercedes Benz USA Headquarters in Sandy Springs to receive the donation from MBUSA Community and Corporate Relations Kat Reynolds. Thank you Mercedes-Benz USA for this generous donation. This will help us reach even more Metropolitan Atlanta residents who need us during this pandemic.


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