This past weekend, our team at CIS of Atlanta volunteered at the Drive-Thru Fall Festival at Carver STEAM Academy. Led by Nicole, our Site Coordinator at Carver, our team distributed over 300 hygiene kits and fed 275 families in the Purpose-Built Schools of Atlanta cluster in 2 hours! Thank you to our Site Coordinators: Charee, Jessica J., Vara, Jessica C., our Deputy Director of Programs, Rigo, our Director of HR, Erin, our Director of Evaluation, Dr. Walker, our Director of
On behalf of the students and families we serve, Communities In Schools of Atlanta thanks Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta & United Way of Greater Atlanta for their $75,000 grant that will aid us in providing high touch support for students and families through virtual learning. We are grateful for their continued generosity and partnership with us to help our students succeed in school and in life. Read more here.
Carmel, our Site Coordinator at Kimberly Elementary School, was able to provide financial assistance for one of our families. A few weeks ago, three of Carmel’s students faced a tragic family death involving three of their family members. With the help and support of CIS of Atlanta, the family received $3,500 in financial assistance that will support them in rental, utility, and food assistance. Additionally, in partnership with Roark Capital, each student in the family recei
Our Site Coordinator, Chareé, made a quick visit to one of her students at home who was not able to attend the in-person event. This student received a backpack filled with school supplies and goodies. She also received a perfect attendance award for the first nine weeks of school that was signed by Ms. Chareé! Thank you for your dedication in ensuring all of our students feel seen, Chareé!
Each month, CIS of Atlanta participates in a Saporta Report thought-leadership column called "The Guardians of Atlanta's Future" which allows us to chronicle our mission to build equity for all Metropolitan Atlanta children. This month's feature is Renika Robinson, our Associate Program Manager, who oversees our Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) partnership. MAAC recently recognized her as a MAAC Rising Star. Read here: https://saportareport.com/fighting-for-metro-atl
Our Site Coordinator at Cross Keys High School, Federica, stopped by a few homes of her students with Ms. Ella of Young Life Atlanta. They delivered school supplies and sweet treats in the hopes of motivating them. This was also an opportunity for Federica to discuss teacher feedback with the parents and offer some time management tips to them. These trips are crucial to maintaining relationships between Federica, her students, and their families. It is always nice to see the
Through our partnership with the Accenture Skills to Succeed Academy, CIS of Atlanta high school students across the network are taking advantage of the tools, strategies, and best practices the program offers to prepare them for career readiness. CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator, Quintin Avery, has more than fifteen students actively engaged and participating in Skills to Succeed. This quote comes from one of our students, a senior who is aspiring to become a psychologist.
Ashley, our Site Coordinator at Booker T. Washington High School, sought to incentivize and encourage her students who were managing extenuating environmental circumstances. This virtual education landscape has created more barriers in keeping students motivated. She created the “Shoe Game” incentive program as a way to encourage them on their educational journey. Each month, a student is designated as the “Phoenix of the Month” and another as the “Rising Phoenix." The two st
#FlashbackFriday to our Stuff the Trunk event back in June. In partnership with Cummins, Inc., CIS of Atlanta provided fifty trunks filled with college supplies such as bedding, dorm room essentials, hygiene items, and much more to ensure that our students were fully prepared for this next step in their lives. Two of our alumni from Charles R. Drew High School, Corizma and Scott, were recipients of these college trunks. Both alums now attend Valdosta State University. Go Blaz
On Election Day Eve, our Site Coordinator at Conley Hills Elementary School, Jonelle, helped with a mini lesson about the election. She conducted a mock election with her students, and in the end, they voted for federal and local representatives and received an “I Voted Sticker!” Dwight Howard, center for the Los Angeles Lakers, and Te’a Cooper, point guard for the Los Angeles Sparks, were the special guests of the hour. The NBA and WNBA player spoke to the fifth graders abou