News and Stories

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

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...

December 10, 2019

Bullying is a serious issue affecting our youth and it takes the entire community to open up dialogue and create solutions to help our children escape the harm bullying can have on them for a lifetime.

Communities In Schools of Atlanta in conjunction with football playe...

November 27, 2019

Students at Cross Keys High School are making Thanksgiving possible for families who would have gone without thanks to their thanksgiving canned food drive.

In collaboration with Chamblee first United Methodist church and the Girl Scouts, the school identified 10 famili...

November 26, 2019

One of our core principles and variables to our success is incorporating families into the work we do. We build solid relationships with our students, but we also include their families into our service offering to be sure we provide the support needed both at home and...

November 20, 2019

 Barbers from the Atlanta community hosted a "Pop-Up Barbershop" for 6th-grade boys at J. E. Brown Middle School.

14-young men participated in "Barber Shop Talk" with Master Barbers who took the time to mentor them and give them free hair cuts.

Mentors talked to the boys...

November 19, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a nearly 80% increase in teen vaping in the U.S. and Cross Keys High School wants to do something to decrease that number.

The school hosted a "Coffee and Conversation" meeting for parents to learn about the new tre...

November 18, 2019

Cummins Inc., a global leader in building high capacity generators and engines, hosted over 50 students interested in STEM careers from Forest Park and Mundy's Mill High Schools at its Southeast Regional office located in Forest Park.

Students learned about the organiza...

November 15, 2019

We are happy to honor our very own Jocelyn Dorsey, a long-time supporter and member of our Marketing & Communications Committee who was inducted into the prestigious Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame.

Dorsey, who is now retired after a 35-year career at WSB-TV, was a news...

November 11, 2019

They may be "rivals" on the football field, but the brotherhood is real for these CIS of Atlanta Alumni Devonta Wyatt (#95 University of Georgia) and Christian Holmes (#21 University of Missouri).

We enjoyed watching them on the field during the Georgia vs. Missouri gam...

November 8, 2019

The CIS of Atlanta team attended the Cox Employee Giving Fair with more than 500 employees in attendance. Cox employees visited tables of community partners like CIS of Atlanta to learn more about their mission and the communities they serve and how they can volunteer...

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