Communities in Schools - Charlotte-Mecklenburg
            SUMMER 2011
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Ladies First Summit


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Celebrating Our Graduates


Wrapping up the school year is a busy time in the education world, with end of year testing, awards and moving up ceremonies, and of course graduation! You may think the pace eases up in June, but in fact the summer months are just as busy for CIS, with two community events and preparing for school opening in August. We hope you enjoy your summer plans, but we also hope you won't forget CIS and the students we serve!


Two very easy ways to support us and stay connected during the summer include dining out on June 21 in support of Dine Out For Kids, and in August, donating school supplies as part of the School Tools Campaign. Summer is also a good time to complete a volunteer application to be ready to serve as a School Buddy/Mentor or Academic Coach when school starts in the fall. And, if you want to be inspired and you simply enjoy celebrating with friends while helping to support a worhty organization and its mission, you will not want to miss the music, guest remarks, and outstanding spread of delicious southern cuisine at Lowcountry on the Green on September 17!

Molly ShawWelcome Molly Shaw, new CIS Executive Director
CIS is excited to welcome Molly Shaw as our new Executive Director! Since officially taking over the executive director role on April 11 from interim director Marian Yates, Molly has been visiting school sites and spending time with students and getting to know the staff. Read More

Dine Out For Kids LogoDine Out For KidsŪ on Tuesday, June 21!
Please make plans to Dine Out For KidsŪ on June 21 and help make a difference in the life of a child!  Many thanks to our corporate sponsors and the over 60 local restaurants who are generously donating a portion of their sales on June 21 to CIS...and all YOU need to do is dine out on June 21 with friends and family at a participating restaurant!  Read More

South Meck GraduatesCongrats to our Graduating Seniors!
In April CIS held its annual Celebrating Our Graduates event, honoring the 500+ CIS seniors who would be graduating in June. We are so proud of them -- and equally proud of their dedicated CIS Site Coordinators who played a significant part in helping their students reach this goal. Read More

2011 Broad Scholarship WinnersThree CIS students win Broad Scholarships
Congratulations to CIS seniors Ryan Herbin (E. E. Waddell), Joshua Pyant (Vance), and David Rashidi (Garinger)! In a surprise announcement on May 11, Ryan, Joshua, and David learned they were among 13 CMS students winning a collective $250,000 in scholarships to attend college. Read More

Jarvis WilliamsMeet Jarvis Williams
Despite some challenging family circumstances, Jarvis is an outstanding young man, unfailingly polite, and absolutely committed to furthering his education and his future. Watch the Video

Target-Sponsored Food PantryTarget sponsors new Food Pantry
At Albemarle Road Elementary
Target, Second Harvest Food Bank, and CIS have teamed up to operate an ongoing, monthly food pantry for families at Albemarle Road Elementary School (ARES). On May 5, the first event provided canned goods, boxed food, fresh produce, diapers, and paper products to 234 ARES families! Read More

Ladies First SummitFocus on Teenage Girls:
CIS events provide direction, support
CIS held two events this spring targeted to teen girls, with the goal of providing an array of speakers and workshops addressing topics specifically for young women, from leadership skills training, self-empowerment skills, and building healthy relationships, to personal finances, the importance of education. Read More

Upcoming Events

School Tools Logo

School Tools Campaign - August 1-31   

In partnership with WSOC-TV and Classroom Central
Donate school supplies to students in need. Check our website in July for details! 


Lowcountry on the Green Logo

Lowcountry on the Green - September 17  

Seafood, Shagging, & Shenanigans! Please join us as we raise "friends and funds" for Communities In Schools. Details coming soon! | Empowering Students to Stay in School and Achieve in Life | Follow us on:
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