Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CIS of Georgia Fall Report now available online

Communities In Schools of Georgia now has its Fall 2014 Impact Report available online. Carol Lewis, president and CEO of CIS of Georgia, says, "Communities In Schools Site Coordinators go above and beyond and will do whatever it takes with a child to make sure that they're safe and able to concentrate in school. We go to great lengths because if you can save the children, you can make a difference in the economics and quality of life in your community."

Among the achievements in growth, the report notes this: "In the last 3 years, we have increased the number of districts served in the Metro Atlanta region from 8 to 13, adding Fulton County Schools (CIS of Atlanta), Carrollton City Schools and Carroll County Schools (CIS of Carrollton/Carroll County), Henry County Schools, and Coweta County (CIS of Coweta County).

We are pleased our program at East Coweta High School has added to the growth experienced by CIS of Georgia this year. If you'd like to read the full report yourself, click here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

LensCrafters becomes new partner of CIS of Coweta County

We are grateful to LensCrafters in Peachtree City for becoming a new partner with us and for supplying an eye examination and free eyeglasses to one of our CIS students, India Anderson, shown here with Site Director Denise Buchanan at East Coweta High School.

The LensCrafters contribution is already resulting in improved school performance for our CIS student, and this is just the sort of community partnership CIS is designed to foster.

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CoBank, Coweta-Fayette EMC make donations to CIS of Coweta County

Kurt Morris of CoBank, at left, presents a check to ECHS Site Coordinator Denise Buchanan, and Chris Stephens of Coweta-Fayette EMC, at right, presents a check to CIS of Coweta County Executive Director Gina Weathersby during a recent visit to East Coweta High School.

Both made generous donations to CIS of Coweta County. We are so grateful for our new supporter, CoBank, and we appreciate the continuing support of longtime community supporter Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Georgia Power Foundation makes donation to CIS of Coweta County

With CIS of Coweta County Executive Director Gina Weathersby, at left, and East Coweta High School Site Coordinator Denise Buchanan, center, is Tony Ferguson of Georgia Power, who recently made a contribution to CIS of Coweta County from the Georgia Power Foundation.

Ferguson talked about Georgia Power’s commitment to the communities it serves and also mentioned that Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers is “dedicated to education" and committed to continuing Georgia Power’s partnerships with local school systems and educational support organizations like CIS.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crain Oil Co. supports CIS of Coweta County

Crain Oil Company in Newnan has long been known as a great community partner here in Coweta County. What you may not know is that Crain Oil is also a partner of CIS of Coweta County, even going so far as to generously provide our office space on First Avenue in Newnan. Here, Executive Director Gina Weathersby enjoys a visit with Joe Crain Jr., at left, and Joe Crain Sr.

Crain Oil Company, Inc. is a full service petroleum marketer located in Newnan since 1954. This family owned and operated business takes pride in offering a full range of products and services related to the petroleum business. We are so thankful to have Crain Oil as one of the partners of CIS of Coweta County. To learn more about our community sponsors, visit the “Our Partners” link on our website by clicking here.

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's Parent Engagement Month at CIS

It's Parent Engagement Month, and Communities In Schools has lots of free resources available in our Parent Resource Center. The tip sheet shown here offers Test Day Tips that parents can use to help prepare students to succeed on tests.

The Parent Resource Center also includes tips for how to transition your child in and throughout school and stay connected with your child and their education, as well as learning activities, games, bullying prevention tips, testing information and more.

Click here to visit the resource center and learn how you can help your child succeed and achieve even more.

Friday, November 7, 2014

CIS named to NonProfit Times Top 100 Charities

For the first time, Communities In Schools has been named to the NonProfit Times Top 100, an annual survey of the country’s largest nonprofits by The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management.

According to the CIS national office, the annual study is “a snapshot of organizations based primarily on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990 filings for the Fiscal Year Ending 2013. It is widely seen as a barometer for the financial health of the nation’s nonprofits.”

Communities In Schools is #93 on the list, and CIS reported total revenue of $204,096,527 for 2013. To see all 100 non-profits on the list, click here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland learns about CIS of Coweta County

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland visited East Coweta High School and learned about the difference CIS is making at ECHS. Those on hand for the visit included, from left, Dr. Steve Barker, superintendent of the Coweta County School System; Donna Brooks, community volunteer and incoming board chair of CIS of Coweta County; Congressman Westmoreland; CIS Board Member Gerald Kemp of Fidelity Bank; ECHS Principal Evan Horton; CIS of Coweta County Board Chair Dennis McEntire of Newnan Utilities; CIS Site Coordinator Denise Buchanan; Rich Johnson of AT&T, a Sustaining Partner of CIS; Dean Jackson, public information officer for the Coweta County School System; and Executive Director of CIS of Coweta County Gina Weathersby.

Site Coordinator Denise Buchanan talks with the congressman and ECHS Principal Evan Horton.

Congressman Westmoreland took time to meet with CIS staff, board members, and Coweta County School System officials. Also on hand was Mark Whitlock, CEO of Central Educational Center in Newnan, at right.

Enjoying a tour of ECHS are, from left, CIS Board Member Gerald Kemp of Fidelity Bank, Congressman Westmoreland and Dr. Steve Barker of the Coweta County School System.