We wanted to update you on how much money we raised on Giving Tuesday! 😱🤩 It’s because of supporters like YOU that students will have nutritional food, stable housing, and the support they need to succeed in school and in life. Communities In Schools of Atlanta thanks you for being #AllinforKids! Your contribution on Giving Tuesday will make every difference in the lives of children across metro Atlanta.
Last Saturday, CIS Atlanta partnered with Roark Capital Group to host a backpack giveaway for our caseload students in the Therrell cluster of schools: Therrell High School, Bunche Middle School, and Kimberly Elementary School; all schools in the Atlanta Public Schools district. These backpacks were filled with school supplies, COVID-19 protective gear, wireless headphones, and gift cards to some of the amazing food chains they own across the country. In addition to these bac
Last Saturday, CIS Atlanta partnered with Roark Capital Group to host a backpack giveaway for our caseload students in the Therrell cluster of schools. In addition to these backpacks, we also distributed lunch boxes from Jimmy John's (owned by Roark) to the community. Our site coordinator, Mestophia Frame, delivered some of these lunch boxes to his caseload families and our community in Decatur. Thank you for your dedication, Mr. Frame! #cisatlanta #communitiesinschools #comm
Last Saturday, CIS Atlanta partnered with Roark Capital Group to host a backpack giveaway for our caseload students in the Therrell cluster of schools. In addition to these backpacks, we also distributed lunch boxes from Jimmy John's (owned by Roark) to the community. Given the fact that food insecurity in the metro Atlanta area is high, our Program Manager, Calleb Obumba, wanted to deliver more than 70 of the Jimmy John's lunch boxes to a local extended stay hotel which is h
Upon graduating from Creekside High School in 2019, CIS of Atlanta student Jalen Harris was met with a financial challenge with paying for tuition at Clark Atlanta University. After successfully completing his first semester of his freshman year, Jalen decided to enroll in the Army Reserve as an opportunity to gain more experience in leadership as well as benefit from the tuition assistance that the military provides. Jalen has been stationed in Columbus, GA. He recently grad
With students adjusting to the new world of virtual learning, our site coordinators are there to ensure that they are still attending classes and participating every day. Eric White and La'Vonna Taylor, our site coordinators at Brown Middle School, arranged for our students with perfect attendance to receive pizza! Perfect attendance meant no tardies and no absences since the first day of school as well as being present and engaged during class. Some students lived in areas
CIS Atlanta operates in many schools throughout Atlanta where most of its student population comes from a Latinx background. Here is quote from JP, one of our former students from Cross Keys High School: “I had a lot of support from CIS Atlanta at Cross Keys High School to push through, improve my attendance, and fulfill my dreams. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to study here in the United States and learn a little English which is very useful in this new lifestyle
Communities In Schools of Atlanta is excited to announce its new members of the Board of Directors. Sarah Spiegel is the Managing Director of Roark Capital Group. Prior to joining Roark, she was the President & CEO of Coffee & Bagel Brands, which comprises Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee, Bruegger’s Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel Company. We are delighted to have Sarah Spiegel join our team and serve the community! #cisatlanta #cisatlanta #communiti
Communities In Schools of Atlanta is excited to announce its new members of the Board of Directors. Reina Jones Short is currently the Manager for Delta Community Credit Union’s Community Development department. Short has experienced-proven success in implementing multi-brand CSR programs and leveraging insight into complex cultural, societal, and economic issues to make decisions with valuable impact. With her vast understanding of corporate social responsibility and philan
Communities In Schools of Atlanta is excited to announce its new members of the Board of Directors.
Josh Hirsh is an Executive Managing Director with JLL and co-leads one of the firm’s top teams in the United States. Hirsh has extensive experience in build-to-suits, site selection, large scale portfolio analytics and optimization strategies. Some of Hirsh’s major clients include Merrill Lynch, ABB, Emory University, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Aderant, Deutsche Banc, Spanx, a