Preparing for New School Year

In preparation for the start of the new school year, Communities In Schools (CIS) hosted a Summer Training… [more]

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Change The Picture

Kids drop out of school for countless reasons.  Meet some who didn't. Communities In Schools of Georgia… [more]

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Making It Happen

  Preparing for college can be viewed as a daunting task.  For students, some who will be the… [more]

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More Schools Open Doors to Whole Community

August 22, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal By: Caroline Porter On a recent weekday here, a steady stream of people dropped by one central location for food stamps, family counseling and job ideas—their local school. While instruction has ended for the summer, these classrooms remain open as part of a wider trend around the country of “community schools,” where […]

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Partnering for School Success BBQ

August 8, 2014
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In an effort to help disadvantaged students start the new school year ready to learn, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia partnered with the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and Norcross Cluster to host a Partnering for School Success BBQ at Farmhouse 17 in downtown Norcross. The event featured a BBQ lunch by Tucker’s Catering, a […]

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New Leadership

July 24, 2014
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Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia announced that Carol F. Lewis has been selected to lead the organization following the retirement of founding president, Neil Shorthouse, effective on August 1, 2014. Lewis is a 20 year veteran of CIS, having most recently served the past five years as Chief Operating Officer at CIS of Georgia. She has […]

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Making a Difference – One Student at a Time

May 22, 2014
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  As the foundation of the Communities In Schools (CIS) Model, site coordinators work daily to provide support to at-risk students struggling to find success in school.  Based in the school, the site coordinator acts as a convener who helps students with academic and non-academic needs to ensure classroom progress, social development and success. Tara […]

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