Making a Difference

Each day, CIS site coordinators and affiliate programs around the country make a difference in the lives of children and families. “Making a Difference” is a collection of viewpoints, from the voice of Communities In Schools President Daniel Cardinali, site coordinators working in schools and students directly impacted by the organization. The video details the ways in which Communities In Schools breaks down barriers that can prevent students from staying in school and achieving in life. It also touches upon the sound financial investment that Communities In Schools is, returning $11.60 on average for every dollar invested.

You can view other videos at the CIS of Atlanta YouTube channel.

Reading Is Fundamental Book Giveaway, Toomer Elementary, March 2013

CIS of Atlanta is one of the largest Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) partners in the country!  The students at Toomer Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by wearing costumes and pajamas.  They received free books and balloon hats, and they also enjoyed dancing with Thing 1 (from "The Cat in the Hat")!  In addition to a CIS of Atlanta Intern, the event was supported by two of our wonderful volunteers.

Reading Is Fundamental Book Giveaway, Toney Elementary, March 2013

CIS of Atlanta is one of the largest Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) partners in the country!  The students at Toney Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats.  They received free books and Dr. Seuss bookmarks, and they also enjoyed dancing with Thing 1 (from "The Cat in the Hat")!  In addition to a CIS of Atlanta Intern, the event was supported by two of our wonderful volunteers.

Reading Is Fundamental Book Giveaway, Seaborn Lee Elem, Feb 2013

CIS of Atlanta is one of the largest Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) partners in the country!  The students at Seaborn Lee Elementary received free books, and in preparation for Valentine's Day, they had fun writing quotes on a large poster explaining why "reading is sweet"!  The students also signed "thank you" cards for Macy's, the primary sponsor of this year's RIF program!

Food Bank Programs, 2012-2013

For several years, CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinators have effectively used our partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to support students and their families.  Items received from the Food Bank have ranged from fitness drinks to frozen poultry, with a wide variety of kitchen and household products in between. These items have been used as rewards for students who have met goals, incentives to increase parent attendance at events, holiday gift baskets, and in some cases, emergency support for families in need.

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