Federica and Jeanette are our amazing Site Coordinators at Cross Keys High School, and they spent this past month making various visits to the homes of their students. These visits are usually coupled with bags of goodies for the students to help keep them encouraged in their virtual learning. This new way of education has been great for some students and a struggle for others, so these visits also help our team know how our students are doing emotionally and mentally.
Tiquila is our Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) Coordinator. In her position, she serves the children in the foster care system in different school districts throughout metro Atlanta including Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, and Henry. Her background in social work gives her the skills to advocate for children and build solutions within the child welfare system.
Our Site Coordinator, Mari, doing what she does best: encouraging and supporting her students! Mari visited her students from Miles Elementary School and delivered goodie bags thanks to the help of the school social worker, Mr. Sledge. With the theme of “stress relief” in mind, she packed each bag with a journal, coloring book, art supplies, food, and an encouraging note. Mari also received thirty bags of food from a local church’s food drive, so she delivered them to her stu
Happy Friday! CIS of Atlanta sponsored a Dunkin breakfast for the faculty and staff at Cross Keys High School as small gesture of appreciation for all the hard work they continue to do during this challenging semester. Federica and Jeanette, our Site Coordinators at the school, were present to express their gratitude to the staff as they grabbed some food before they started their day. Thank you to the educators and staff members who show up every day to help guide our studen
A message from our CEO regarding the violent attack made on March 16. Communities In Schools of Atlanta stands in solidarity with our Asian-American community. We send our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and community of those who lost their loved ones. Join us in taking a pledge with Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta on fighting racism in our community (advancingjustice-atlanta.org/aaajcommunitystatement). Hate has no place here.
Upon hearing that one of his students lost his father unexpectedly, Felton, our Site Coordinator at Heritage Elementary School, was quick to jump into action to help the young boy. Thanks to Felton’s help, CIS of Atlanta provided financial assistance to the family to help cover the cost of the funeral. The family delivered a gift to Felton as a gesture of their gratitude of not having to be burdened with financial grief while burying their beloved father. Felton states, “I of
Adam Chamberlain is the newest Board Member of Communities In Schools of Atlanta. He currently serves as the Vice President of Sales & Product Management at Mercedes-Benz USA; a position he has held since 2016. His overall responsibility includes the company's sales, volume planning, product management and distribution operations in the United States. Working closely with the Mercedes-Benz UK dealer network, Chamberlain supported Mercedes-Benz UK to achieve a significant sale
The Children's Gift Foundation donated clothing to our students at Conley Hills Elementary School. Our students will be receiving jackets, sleepwear, shoes, hats, and much more. Jonelle, our Site Coordinator at Conley Hills, explained that this partnership began when The Children’s Gift Foundation saw the “Meet Our Site Coordinator” post about her on our account last month. The Foundation contacted Jonelle, and our students are receiving their first delivery to Georgia! We ap
Donnette, or “Ms. Dee,” is our Site Coordinator at John Lewis Invictus Academy. The JLIA community is always reminding us of Ms. Dee’s kindness and generosity. This shout-out comes from Ms. Miller, Partnership Coordinator at John Lewis Invictus Academy.
Carlotta is our Site Coordinator at Renaissance Middle School, and she has been part of a team of school staff members who have worked hard on celebrating their scholars. The Renaissance MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) Team kicked off the PBIS Fun Fest with the "Be The Voice" initiative and their first-ever Hybrid Student Awards Celebration. During each grade level lunch, scholars were acknowledged by teachers and staff for their outstanding work throughout the first se