Every student at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School received a free book. The students and CIS Site Coordinator Dedra Cochran were joined by volunteers, including REEC from Hot 107.9 FM. Students and staff members were allowed to dress as their favorite characters. Special appearances were made by Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), the Cat in the Hat, Superwoman and more!
Students at Randolph Elementary School participated in a Valentine's Day inspired arts and crafts activity as they each received a free book to take home!
Students from Tri-Cities High School participated in “Graduate for Más”, a community-based program sponsored by the Taco Bell Corporation that encourages students to graduate from high school. CIS of Atlanta Site Coordinator La’Vonna Taylor coordinated the program. Students made personal commitments to graduate, and in return they received food incentives, as well as access to educational and social-media related online resources. As the students made their pledges, they were dressed in caps and gowns so they could visualize their future graduation.
“Leadership Lunches” pair young people and business professionals for 2 ½ hour exchanges of information. Youth explore career opportunities while adults meet bright, energetic students who attend Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta’s West End Performance Learning Center (PLC) program.
Students from various Atlanta-based schools had the opportunity of receiving hands-on mentoring through various companies sponsored by CIS of Atlanta Leadership Lunches; these companies included Coca-Cola Enterprises Aviation, Church’s Chicken LLC, Blockbuster Linen, Bank of America, Signature Aviation, and Delta Global Services. Through the program, students are exposed to career possibilities and real-life experience that will broaden their perspective on pathways to a successful future.
Our 2013 Holiday Gift Drive was a huge success, thanks to our friends at WAOK, Walmart, and wonderful suporters who donated gifts for our students! These are a few photos from the gift drive along with photos of students who received the gifts and gift cards.
Students at H.E. Holmes Elementary School give away holiday food baskets.
Students from Westlake High School visited the AT&T corporate office and had a chance to speak with executives from the company.
Students from Stone Mountain High School marched alongside the CIS of Atlanta van and displayed CIS signs during their homecoming parade.
The Netherworld Haunted House visited several of our partner schools with their powerful anti-bullying presentation.
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.
Students from Towers High School worked on a school beautification project. The students added mulch around all of the tress in the front of the school. They also planted flowers in the school's courtyard.
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.
CIS of Atlanta is one of the largest Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) partners in the country! The students at Whitefoord Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and received free books!
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.
CIS of Atlanta brought students from Towers High School to DRAGA Labs, an Atlanta-based African American owned and operated manufacturer of hair and skin care products. During the visit, students learned how to make lotion!