News and Stories

News and stories about our work, our partners and our students' success.

September 29, 2019

Our debut at the Full Bloom Festival in Statesville, North Carolina was impactful and our film creator Jessica Young described it as inspiring and emotional, telling us “there was not a dry eye in the theater.”

“Beating the Odds” highlights the stories of the students w...

September 28, 2019

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, UPS sponsored a day of mentoring for youth at Cross Keys High School. 

The Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), invited Latino professionals from Google and Applied Industrial Technologies to speak to you...

September 27, 2019

CIS of Atlanta partner school Cross Keys High School kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way. 

They were featured on “Despierta America,” a live Univision TV morning show featuring international news, entertainment and music reports. 

The rally was elect...

September 26, 2019

We are honored to be one of 17 local Atlanta nonprofit organizations that received a grant through the TEGNA Foundation. 

During a celebration at the 11Alive studios, our Senior Development Manager, DaVena Jordan was able to share our mission and illustrate how our gran...

September 19, 2019

Our Documentary “Beating the Odds” will be shown at the Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, North Carolina this weekend, Saturday September 21st.

“Beating the Odds” highlights the stories of the students we serve, along with our CEO, Frank Brown’s story about over...

September 19, 2019

Grandparents are an important part of our student’s success as they work hard to help them find the resources needed to succeed.

Our Communities in Schools of Atlanta team works closely with the Grandparents of the students we serve and we honored them by hosting the To...

September 11, 2019

Real-life superheroes showed up in a big way for students at Boyd, Scott and Hollis Innovation Academy Elementary schools for the Macy's "Big Give Back" day.

Macy's partnered with Communities in Schools of Atlanta to read the book, "Even Superheroes Make Mistakes," by S...

September 5, 2019

The story of Frank Brown, CEO of CIS of Atlanta, is featured in an award-nominated documentary “Beating the Odds”. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to view the film in the upcoming film festivals: 

Full Bloom Film Festival

Statesville, North Carolina

September 19 - 22 


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