CISCC was one of 40 organizations across the state selected for the program, and the only one in Chatham County.
“We all have a role and responsibility in advancing justice and equity,” said Duke Energy’s North Carolina president, Stephen De May, in a press release. “Duke Energy is committed to creating equal opportunities for the communities we serve, and we’re proud to support organizations already leading this critical work across North Carolina.”
When the pandemic led to the closing of in-person schooling last March, students and families faced deficits and challenges to their learning: lack of reliable internet access, support with school and a quiet space to work. Since then, Communities In Schools of Chatham County has worked to help students adjust to remote learning. In August, they discovered one way to help — through the creation of a “study corner” at Peppercorn Cafe in downtown Siler City.
This last summer it appeared that the worst of the pandemic was behind us, but with regard to food equity, many families are still struggling to put food on the table. CIS Chatham partners with local food providers to join in on the fight to end food insecurity in our community.