As we navigate 2021, we want to look back at the progress we have made in 2020. When our schools switched to virtual learning in March 2020, CIS of Atlanta was faced with new challenges during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have remained unshakeable in our mission. Led by our team of wonderful Site Coordinators, we have been able to provide the necessary aid to our students and families. We could not have done this without your help. From the bottom of ou
Last week, our CEO, Frank Brown, was one of the featured speakers for Georgia Tech’s Engage Symposium. This event was a moderated conversation between Frank and a current Georgia Tech student, Taylor. Frank discussed his leadership philosophy of taking care of the community you serve, your employees, and the customers of the organization. He also spoke about proactive communication, listening more than you speak, and having credibility and consistency as a leader. Frank state
Today, the world lost a giant. Henry “Hank” Aaron was a staple in the city of Atlanta. Aside from being a baseball legend, he was also known for his generosity. Beginning in 2001, the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation has given Communities In Schools of Atlanta almost $250,000 throughout the years to help our families; these funds have supported emergency needs for our students and families. Our team shared stories with each other today explaining the interactions they
Thank you to The Dinner Group for having Communities In Schools of Atlanta as a partner for the Men of Color Conference. CIS of Atlanta received a gift of $5,000 from The Dinner Group which will be used to continue transforming the lives of the students and families we serve. We are grateful for Danielle, one of our Site Coordinators, for facilitating this relationship for CIS of Atlanta. We are nothing without our school-based staff. Thank you, Danielle!
La’Vonna, our Site Coordinator at Brown Middle School, spent the last days of winter break by mailing some encouragement to her students. The beginning of a new year and new semester holds many uncertainties, but one thing our students know is that they will always have support from our team. Each of La’Vonna’s students received a giant envelope with a bit of encouragement including a note from her, 50 positive thoughts, and an 11" sweet incentive to do their best. What a kin
On behalf of the students and families we serve, Communities In Schools of Atlanta would like to thank Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta for their $60,000 grant that will aid us in providing better support for the students and families that we serve. This grant is a part of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's Prosperous People pillar which focuses on educational and vocational pathways for individuals, including early childhood education, post-secondary completi
CIS of Atlanta would like to congratulate Justin Eboigbe, a sophomore at the University of Alabama and member of the Crimson Tide football team, on playing in the College Football Playoff National Championship game against The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Justin, who was rated as a four-star recruit and Under Armor All-American, was the first high school football player from Forest Park High School to sign a major football scholarship since Hines Ward (UGA) in the mid-1990
Congratulations to the CEO of Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Frank Brown, on being chosen as one of Atlanta’s most powerful leaders! The editors of Atlanta Magazine have once again chosen Frank Brown as one of the city’s most powerful leaders to be included in their publication, The Atlanta 500. This third annual guide celebrates the metro area’s top executives, influencers, and up-and-coming leaders in a myriad of industries. Under Brown’s leadership, CIS of Atlanta has