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November 15, 2018

Why does Atlanta rank worst in income inequality in the United States? According to the latest Bloomberg Analysis, Atlanta “takes the crown” as the city with the greatest income disparity.  How could this be when Atlanta is one of the top cities when it comes to growth...

April 18, 2018

At Communities In Schools of Atlanta, 95% of the students we serve are African American and live in limited resource communities of DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton and the City of Atlanta. We know that in these impoverished neighborhoods there are less job opportunities, lack...

February 21, 2017

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, January 31, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) invited Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta to join CHRIS 180, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Family Connection Partnership, and Atlanta Public Schools for a panel discuss...

February 11, 2017

Saporta Report, an online news source that shares insights about Atlanta and beyond, recently featured our Op-Ed "We are chronically failing, but it's not our schools." This Op-Ed was inspired and created after Governor Nathan Deal released an updated list of 153 chron...

January 31, 2017

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta welcomed Fulton County Schools’ Superintendent Jeff Rose to Langston Hughes High School Tuesday morning to give him a tour of the CISA program. Site coordinators, teachers, counselors, social workers, and student mentors gathered...

September 1, 2016

In June, we received a call that two of our students, we nominated, from Forest Park High School – Amber and Auriana – were invited to attend the third annual Beating the Odds Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. As part of the Fir...

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