Communities In Schools site coordinators work within local schools to address barriers to students succeeding in school including poor attendance and behavior, low levels of parental involvement, limited exposure to academic and career enrichment opportunities and a lack of access to basic necessities including shelter, clothing and school supplies. CIS builds relationships and mobilizes community resources to meet the needs of students. We believe that when the needs of children are met, they can be free to learn and teachers can be free to teach. We believe ALL kids can succeed. We NEVER give up on kids, and we do not allow them to give up on themselves.
CIS of Atlanta serves young people and families in Atlanta, Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton County public schools.
21st Century Learning Centers
CIS of Atlanta is proud to launch a new partnership with Fulton County Schools and Georgia Department of Education to implement a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. This grant provides free after school tutoring, academic support, enrichment, and cultural awareness activities for qualifying students at select schools. Additional support to parents is provided and students are offered transportation home each evening. Additionally, we will implement a summer program to provide job shadowing activities.
Communities In Schools of Atlanta Mission Statement
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.