Communities In Schools Chatham County (CIS CC, and formerly Chatham County Together!) has been serving at-risk youth in Chatham County since 1989. Over the years, programs have evolved, new programs have been added, programs’ names have been changed, and some programs have even been moved to other local agencies to oversee. What has stayed consistent is CIS CC’s commitment to support Chatham County’s youth.
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chatham County will host our annual Spring Fundraising Event combined with a 50/50 Raffle and Silent Auction at The Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro from 5pm-8pm. Gourmet tapas dinner will be provided by Angelina’s Kitchen and 39 West Catering. Our 2018 theme is: Juke! Jive! Jazz for the Kids! with live music provided by the Onyx Club Boys. Dinner tickets are $60 each and raffle tickets are $40 each-100 tickets sold for a chance to win $2,000.
This fundraising event will build sustaining support for vulnerable children and youth throughout Chatham County. We would be honored if you would partner with us.
On a cold January morning in 2015, in the middle of the school year, a school bus pulled up to the America’s Best Inn motel in Siler City. It was the first day of school for Kaylin Blumenberg, a new sixth grader at Chatham Middle School whose family had just arrived in town.
Neither of Kaylin’s parents had a job. Her father, an Army veteran who had served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. And the family was homeless, living in the motel, with the Veterans Administration picking up their tab for the first three weeks.