Cedar Grove students give back to homeless women, children

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CIS of Atlanta students at Cedar Grove High School collected items to create "love baskets" for the homeless women and children of My Sister's House Atlanta and Beloved Atlanta as part of this year's Choose Success service learning project.

The baskets were filled with handwritten cards, handmade quilts, books, food and personal items and were delivered to the shelters.

The Choose Success experience allows CIS students who face various social and economic challenges to serve others in need.

The 11th annual Choose Success Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 30 at The Commerce Club, located at 190 Peachtree Street. The ceremony will honor students for their achievements and BlackRock Chief Investment Officer Rick Rieder with the Anne Cox Chambers Champion for Kids Award. Fred Blankenship of WSB-TV will emcee the program.

Check out what CIS students had to say about their selfless giving in The DeKalb Champion!

CIS students at Westlake High School dress to impress potential employers

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Communities In Schools of Atlanta and Work-Based Learning collaborated to host a job and career fair at Westlake High School in early March.

CIS of Atlanta students dressed professionally to hand out their resumes to potential employers.

The following organizations were just a few that were in attendance:

Six Flags
Benchmark Physical Therapists
Pain 2 Wellness Center
Union City Fire Department
Southwest Veterinary Clinic
South Fulton Pet Care & Grooming
U.S. Marine Corps
Country Financial Insurance

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CIS co-hosts community health fair for area families

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Communities In Schools of Atlanta and AMERIGROUP collaborated to present a community health fair for families at Cross Keys High School on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2015.

Students and families from the community stopped by to learn important health care information, receive health screenings and enjoy refreshments.

The following organizations participated in the health fair:

Catholic Charities Atlanta
Pregnancy Resources of Doraville
Latin American Association
St. Joseph Northeast Plaza
Consultorio Medico Hispano
Feminist Women Health Center
Lifting Latina Voices Initative
International Maternity Center-Cima Clinics
Cominar Latino
Diabetes Association
UGA-Cooperative Extension DeKalb County
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Ventanillas de Salud
Amerigroup Community Care
Georgia State University Memory Lab
Sam's Club
AV Dental
Centro Hispano de Excelencia Finaciera

See the article published in The DeKalb Champion newspaper.

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