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News and Stories

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

July 18, 2018

The 2017-2018 school year is over and we are excited for the futures of our students, families and staff. Like previous years, this recent school year came with a lot of hurdles, but at Communities In Schools of Atlanta we were equipped to handle the problems students...

June 19, 2018

School is out and summer is here! For most families this is an exciting time for relaxation, vacations and fun. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for everyone. For many parents, summer is full of worry and doubt. Parents become anxious wondering how they will keep their c...

June 5, 2018

School safety should be a top priority for community leaders in Atlanta as well as for leaders in every school across the nation. Unfortunately, too many students this year have experienced gruesome acts of school violence. According to CNN, there have been more than 2...

May 24, 2018

It’s graduation season and students across the country will be walking across the stage accepting their high school diplomas and anticipating the next stages of life. For some students this means gearing up for college or the military. For others it means going to work...

May 10, 2018

Sonja Mangham is a Student Support Coach at Therrell High School where she provides students with mentoring, academic and family support. She recently won the 2018 Patty Pflum All In For Kids Staff Award for showing extraordinary dedication and commitment to serving ou...

April 18, 2018

At Communities In Schools of Atlanta, 95% of the students we serve are African American and live in limited resource communities of DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton and the City of Atlanta. We know that in these impoverished neighborhoods there are less job opportunities, lack...

April 10, 2018

Every year Communities In Schools of Atlanta has the opportunity to recognize students who have overcome some of life’s most difficult obstacles. These students demonstrated significant improvements throughout the school year, reached for success no matter their strugg...

March 21, 2018

 The 14th annual Choose Success Awards Dinner was more than a success. With the help of our friends and gracious supporters, we raised $430,000 to support the mission of Communities In Schools of Atlanta, surrounding students with a community of support, empowering the...

March 7, 2018

Every year, Communities In Schools of Atlanta takes the opportunity to show gratitude to those who have paved the way for future generations.  This year, CIS of Atlanta will honor Neil Shorthouse and Patty Pflum for their lifelong contributions to the CIS network.

 Neil...

February 21, 2018

The statistics in the zip codes that CIS of Atlanta serves can be discouraging. According to the United Way Child Well Being Index, Kids Count and Census Data, the rate of need is extremely high in Metro Atlanta. In the City of Atlanta, Clayton County, Dekalb County an...

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