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News and Stories

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

December 27, 2019

1 in 4 metropolitan Atlanta families with children are food insecure. That’s why CIS of Atlanta partnered with Keller Williams and Publix to provide more than 200 students with backpacks filled with food for the holiday school break.

The bags were filled with non perish...

December 26, 2019

Since 2016, LifeWTR (Life Water) and QuikTrip have partnered with Communities in Schools of Atlanta for its annual Secret Santa giveaway for deserving students and families.

This year, families from Clayton County Schools (Charles R. Drew, Mundy's Mill, Riverdale) who e...

December 24, 2019

Some CIS of Atlanta students from Scott, Boyd and Hollis Elementary schools received a wonderful Christmas blessing from our supporting partner Macy’s.

30 students received Macy's "Giving Tree" donations and the look on their faces says it all.

Special thanks to Macy’s f...

December 23, 2019

The Choose Success program at Banneker gave families a Christmas party they won’t forget. This past weekend, more than 100 parents and students came to receive gifts to help them have a joyful holiday season. 

CIS of Atlanta team members distributed $50 gift cards, more...

December 20, 2019

Yesterday was National Football Signing Day for two CIS of Atlanta students, Khatavian Franks and Tyson Meiguez from Creekside High School, and they both chose GA Tech!

Our CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinators who served as mentors to these outstanding student-athletes were...

December 18, 2019

Today is National Football Signing

Day for two CIS of Atlanta students from Creekside High School and we couldn’t be more excited.

We partnered with Joseph A. Bank to provide suits for the two college-bound, student-athletes who will sign National Letters of Intent to p...

December 17, 2019

Our CEO Frank Brown, a 2019 Leadership

Atlanta graduate, served as a speaker at “Education Day” to share insights on barriers to success for students from under-resourced communities. 

The event, held at the Ron Clark Academy, included leaders in the education space and...

December 13, 2019

CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator at Forest Park High School, Quintin Avery, takes his students on a special college tour trip each year. He believes it's important to expose his students to college preparatory experiences so they understand what it takes to get there.

Qu...

December 12, 2019

Creekside High School Real World Academy students visited the Kia Motors Manufacturing Facility in West Point, Georgia.

Students learned about the various careers and internship opportunities Kia has to offer globally. They also took a tour of the facility and observed...

December 11, 2019

CIS National Board Member, Shaquille O' Neal's “Shaq-to-School” drive benefited CIS of Atlanta students in a big way. Students from John Lewis Invictus Academy and McNair Middle School (Fulton County Schools) received back to school supplies including backpacks filled...

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