News and Stories

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

February 19, 2020

The program is called, “Clippers and Cops” and it’s a mentoring initiative started by City of Atlanta Police Detective, Tyrone Dennis. It originally started in Barbershops around the city, but Detective Dennis expanded his outreach program to local schools. 

Detective D...

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 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...

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...

November 1, 2019

Watch CEO, Frank Brown’s interview on “People 2 People” with Condace Pressley on WSB-TV Channel 2 this Saturday (November 2nd) at 5:30 am and Sunday (November 3rd) at 12:30 pm.

Frank will share information about CIS of Atlanta’s work in partnership with Metropolitan Atl...

October 30, 2019

As CIS of Atlanta motivates students to graduate high school, we have partnerships to assist them as they prepare for life after graduation.

Volunteers from Oglethorpe University hosted a college application workshop for our seniors allowing

students and their parents


October 29, 2019

CIS of Atlanta students depend on food provided at school to balance food insecurities. As a partner of The United Way of Greater Atlanta, we received over 400 snack bags packed by the Coca Cola Company volunteers.

The healthy snack bags were filled with goldfish, fruit...

October 16, 2019

CIS of Atlanta students from Feldwood Elementary School were given an all-access, backstage tour of the SunTrust Park Braves Stadium.

Students were given the ultimate fan experience as they visited the press box, dugout, The Home Depot clubhouse, Xfinity rooftop and muc...

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