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News and Stories

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

February 11, 2020

Cross Keys High


is providing continuous

education to students about the dangers of vaping.

They created a program to work with students who receive in-house suspension due to vaping and meet every week for an hour with an educator from Caron Treatment Center. The t...

February 7, 2020

Our CIS of Atlanta CEO Frank Brown always finds time to visit the schools we serve and mentor students. Recently, Frank inspired youth at 

M. Agnes Jones Elementary while serving on a panel of African-American male leaders during the Men of Impact program. 

The men share...

February 6, 2020

Anna J. Cooper (August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was one of the most prominent African-American scholars in U.S. history.

Born into slavery in 1858, Cooper triumphed against the odds of gender and race to receive a world-class education, ultimately earning her Ph.D....

February 6, 2020

One of our keys to success is working hard to build relationships with parents to help keep our students on track. We call it the “trifecta” for success because the work it takes to help our youth reach better futures is a team effort.

The team at Love T. Nolan Elementa...

February 5, 2020

We are thankful for

“Young Lives Atlanta”

for consistently mentoring our freshmen high school girls twice a month during lunch. The group talks about self-esteem, how to reach goals and general life skills.

Consistency is the key to having an impact on young lives and we...

February 4, 2020

We are humbled and honored that our documentary, “Beating the Odds” has received national attention from the independent film festival community. It will be an honor to showcase our film at the 10th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival on the weekend of April 23rd, 202...

February 4, 2020

In order to inspire our youth to see a brighter future, we must help them learn about the past.

Black History Month is a time for the African-American community to remember what their Ancestors accomplished during their fight for freedom. It's also a time for the commun...

February 3, 2020

Students from Woodland Middle School were rewarded with a trip to the Aquarium for getting good grades in their first school semester. 

Site Coordinator, Robyn Carson says she was able to take 27 students on the field trip to experience the wonders of oceanic life. 


February 1, 2020

Chambers was a decades-long supporter of Communities in Schools. Our co-founder, Neil Shorthouse says, "She has been with us since day one. We wouldn’t be here without her.”

We send our deepest condolences to her family and all who loved her. Her legacy will live on thr...

January 31, 2020

Take a look at our

CEO, Frank Brown's recent piece in the Saporta Report, the online destination for readers who want to know the inside story on metro Atlanta's business, civic and CEO communities.

Frank shares his philosophy on the Atlanta community collectively sharin...

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