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News and Stories

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

January 30, 2020

CIS of Atlanta, Frederick Douglass High School student Support Coach, Jasmine Guitroz, says when a student came to her office and saw her artwork, the inspiration to create a painting activity for students was born. The students called their activity, “ Painting the Sc...

January 28, 2020

Site Coordinator, Shirkia Spearman, worked with Samaritan's Feet and Thrive Financial to give every student at Boyd Elementary a new pair of shoes and socks.

Shirkia says, “Every child at the school received a brand new pair of shoes and socks. This effort was so import...

January 28, 2020

Many of our CIS of Atlanta Alumni Association college students have challenges finding a way home and back to school during college breaks, so CIS of Atlanta began a program helping them get back and forth to school - with the goal of helping them stay in school.

After...

January 27, 2020

Whether its food, clothing, or glasses, CIS of Atlanta firmly believes in providing students with the basic needs that can attribute to successful outcomes.

Due to rising poverty levels that are causing economic disparity in our communities, many of our students suffer...

January 25, 2020

We want to thank BET’s Chief Social Impact and Communications Officer, Jeanine Liburd, for coming from NYC to visit our drop-out prevention program at Feldwood Elementary School in the Fulton County School District.

We look forward to building a strong partnership with...

January 24, 2020

The “Conserve the 1% Water Conservation Project” included various components. For the Choose Success portion, students developed a small business unit to help promote awareness about conserving water. Students designed, manufactured, and sold t-shirts. Proceeds from th...

January 23, 2020

Through efforts led by CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator, Shonobe Morgan, students from North Clayton High School made some seniors in a nursing home’s holiday a bit brighter.

The high school seniors worked together to create gifts of love for the patients, delivered them...

January 22, 2020

Thank You Delta Community Credit Union!

Today CIS of Atlanta CEO, Frank Brown, was presented with a Philanthropic Fund Grant, totaling $10,000, to Communities In Schools of Atlanta.

The funds for Communities in Schools of Atlanta will support our mission of surrounding s...

January 22, 2020

Parents and Administrators from Cross Keys High School are investing the time and energy to make their school community excel during their monthly "Coffee and Conversation" meetings.

Principal, Jason C. Heard, provided updates to parents about school events and there wa...

January 21, 2020

We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. yesterday and we are thankful for his example on how to live as Servant Leaders. But what would Dr. King say about Atlanta being top in the nation for income inequality? According to this 2019 Bloomberg statistic, Atlanta’s average...

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