Communities in Schools - Charlotte-Mecklenburg
            SUMMER 2012

A Time for Celebration! Cheering Grads_COG 2012

Celebrating Our Graduates 2012


Time to Celebrate!  On April 19, Communities In Schools honored 650 graduating CIS seniors in the Class of 2012 as part of our annual "Celebrating Our Graduates" event. This year the venue moved to Time Warner Cable Arena, in order to include selected underclassmen who had shown significant improvement in academics, leadership, and/or perfect attendance, and to create a different kind of experience for our students. It was a high-energy event with the voice of the Charlotte Bobcats leading the way!  Read More


Help CIS Finish the Year on a Winning Note! 
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Not only is summer racing by, but so is our fiscal year. June 30 marks the last hurdle we have to clear and we want to finish the 2011-12 year strong! Please consider passing the baton by making a generous donation - we'll ALL cross the finish line winners!


Please Donate Now to help us finish
the 2011-12 year strong!


Volunteer Spotlight - Tamika McPherson
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Tamika McPherson has been volunteering with Communities In Schools for over 10 years, since she was a college student at UNC-Charlotte. In college, she wanted to volunteer but not just on campus - she wanted to be "out in the community." Tamika read about CIS and what the organization was trying to accomplish, and decided this was where she wanted to give her time.  Read More 

Jamal TateCIS Graduate Jamal Tate:  Back on Track

With his natural charm and winning smile, one would never dream that Jamal Tate was sitting in jail just 18 months ago, contemplating a very different future from the one he is planning for himself now, as a freshman at Central Piedmont Community College. 
 Jamal will tell you that he would certainly not be enrolled at CPCC now, taking a full load of classes and holding a work-study job in the Global Learning department, if not for Communities In Schools, and in particular his two CIS counselors  Read More


CIS Grad Gives Back
LaShonda Perry donates $1,000 to CIS through Allstate Grant

CIS graduate LaShonda Perry has fond memories of her days as a student enrolled in Communities In Schools at both Coulwood Middle School and West Charlotte High School. In fact, when her employer, Allstate Insurance Company, encouraged employees to get involved in their community and volunteer for a worthy charitable cause, LaShonda says she immediately thought of CIS.  Read More

Friedland Scholarship winnerCIS Middle School Student wins full College Scholarship  


Asparrow Hargro-Cole, a CIS seventh grader at Albemarle Road Middle School, recently learned that she is this year's winner of the Friedland Foundation scholarship. The scholarship provides four years of tuition expenses to a state college or university of her choice, as well as a one-on-one mentor for the next five years.  Read More

Two CIS Talent Search Students named
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Destiny Planter and Raeven Henry are two extraordinary seniors graduating at the top of their class from West Charlotte High School. Both are enrolled in Communities In Schools' Talent Search program and work with their Talent Search Counselor, Stephanie Cafaro. Destiny and Raeven recently learned that they are Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients. Read More 


power2give color logo_horizontalArtists-in-the-Making in 
West Charlotte 
Help us discover the next Picasso or Warhol! You never know where there is a budding Picasso or Warhol, but you can be sure that they're out there and they need explorative opportunities to Jail North-Becthler Projectrealize their talents! That's why Communities In Schools (CIS) and The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are partnering to provide a summer arts learning experience for 24 students from West Charlotte High School who are passionate about being creative. We need your help to make this art experience a reality for them!
Currently, the Levine Foundation is matching all gifts to this power2give project
dollar for dollar - your donation in any amount will be doubled!
DEADLINE for Donations:  July 30, 2012 

Save the Dates!! 


School Tools Campaign - August 1-31, 2012

Please help students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg have a great start to the school year by donating school supplies to the annual School Tools Campaign in August - so easy to do, yet so very important! Thousands of students come to school every year without even the most basic set of supplies. Many teachers spend their own money to try and meet the need. PLEASE HELP by donating school supplies and/or organizing a collection among your friends, neighbors, or workplace to have a combined impact!  More details will be available on WSOC-TV's website (under the "Family" tab) in July.


Lowcountry on the Green  -  September 22, 2012

Lowcountry LogoNew venue - same Lowcountry good time! Join us on the lawn of the Mint Museum on Randolph Road from 7-10 pm on Saturday, September 22 for the fourth annual Lowcountry on the Green! Enjoy scrumptious lowcountry fare of Shrimp & Grits, Crab Cakes, Lobster Hushpuppies and more, plus live music and a silent auction - all for the future of our children and community. More details and ticket information coming soon!  

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Oh So Close... Please "Like" Us! 
Facebook iconYou know how you feel when you are so close to a goal you can almost taste it?  That's how we feel about our number of Facebook Fans!  Currently we have 480 Facebook Fans - and we sure would like to reach our goal of 500 Facebook Fans by June 30!  If you use Facebook, we'd love to have YOU be a part of our Facebook community - it's a great way to read and share our most recent stories and good news about our students, staff, partners, and volunteers. We hope you'll take a moment to like our Facebook page and be a part of our Facebook community. Thank you!
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