News and Stories

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

October 31, 2019

CIS of Atlanta hosted a partnership meeting at M. Agnes Jones elementary school to discuss increasing opportunities for our students to attend the Keeping Pace Summer program, a 5-and-a-half week summer enrichment program.

Keeping Pace offers its program free of charge...

October 30, 2019

As CIS of Atlanta motivates students to graduate high school, we have partnerships to assist them as they prepare for life after graduation.

Volunteers from Oglethorpe University hosted a college application workshop for our seniors allowing

students and their parents


October 29, 2019

CIS of Atlanta students depend on food provided at school to balance food insecurities. As a partner of The United Way of Greater Atlanta, we received over 400 snack bags packed by the Coca Cola Company volunteers.

The healthy snack bags were filled with goldfish, fruit...

October 28, 2019

Professional Football Player, Colin Kaepernick, best known for taking a knee during NFL games to stand up against police brutality in black and brown communities, hosted his “Know Your Rights” Camp in Atlanta.

Thanks to a partnership with Girls Incorporated, CIS of Atla...

October 25, 2019

The CIS of Atlanta team at Heritage Elementary has partnered with the Chris Drumz Foundation to provide additional programming for the “Brotherhood Ties” mentoring program. 

Chris Belcher, Founder of the Chris Drumz Foundation has volunteered to mentor the boys in the p...

October 18, 2019

The holiday season is coming soon and Macy’s is hiring more than 80,000 people to help with this busy time of year.

Macy’s supports the work we do at CIS of Atlanta through their Community Impact Fund, and this hiring event is another way to support us by helping us cre...

October 16, 2019

CIS of Atlanta students from Feldwood Elementary School were given an all-access, backstage tour of the SunTrust Park Braves Stadium.

Students were given the ultimate fan experience as they visited the press box, dugout, The Home Depot clubhouse, Xfinity rooftop and muc...

October 15, 2019

CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator, Etolya Rahming at Feldwood Elementary partnered with Dentons Law Firm to create 300 snack bags for students for an upcoming field trip.

3rd grade students will be going on an all-day, sponsored field trip to the North Georgia Mountains....

October 14, 2019

CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinators are consistently meeting the needs of our students. Site Coordinators bring community services into the schools to ensure our students have every opportunity to succeed. Our Site Coordinators are a dedicated team who personally support...

October 11, 2019

CIS of Atlanta students were rewarded with a West Coast Exploration trip to sunny California. They visited colleges and learned about career opportunities.

During their visit, they went to the FBI Field Office. Students learned about the FBI and the steps required to jo...

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