CIS CC had a wonderful Youth Garden workday on Sunday, June 4th, installing plumbing for the cistern that will help us harvest rainwater off of the roof of an adjoining … Continue Reading
CIS CC Awarded Collaborative Project Grant
Triangle Community Foundation, United Way of Chatham County and Chatham County Government announce the winner of their second grant focused on a collaborative approach to a major challenge in Chatham … Continue Reading
Congratulations to Chatham County Teachers of the Year!
CIS CC thanks all of you for your hard work and dedication. Together, we CAN make a difference in the lives of Chatham County youth! Amy Andrews (Siler City Elementary) … Continue Reading
April 23-29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
“Volunteers Are Love In Motion” – Anonymous Volunteers give freely of themselves to serve the needs of others. In 2015-16, over 100 CIS CC volunteers gave over 7,070 hours of … Continue Reading
Thank You, Celebration of Educators Sponsors!
Over 60 local businesses, families, and individuals have sponsored our April 23 Celebration of Educators fundraiser! Their continued support and generous donations have helped us exceed our sponsorship goals for … Continue Reading
Cooking Matters for Teens
On Wednesday March 1 CIS CC held its second session of Cooking Matters for Teens at Chatham Middle School in Siler City. Cooking Matters for Teens teaches teens how to make … Continue Reading
Strengthening Families Program
On February 13 CIS CC launched its first session of the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) at Chatham Middle School in Siler City. SFP 10-14 … Continue Reading
CIS CC in the News!
Did you know that CIS CC was featured twice in the Chatham News & Record’s January 12th edition? Check out the articles here! Both were written by reporter Casey Mann and … Continue Reading
Thank You, CIS CC Mentors!
Communities In Schools of Chatham County is very appreciative of those who give a few hours each month to make a difference in the lives of Chatham County youth! We … Continue Reading
A Busy Summer
*Please note: Personal names in this story have been changed to protect identity. The chances of Wayne committing a juvenile offense were high that spring. The weather was warm and … Continue Reading
A Match Made in Heaven: Carlos’ Story
When Enrique and Amanda Rojas met with CIS of Chatham County’s Mentoring Program Manager Shirille Lee more than 2 years ago, they said mentoring would be a family commitment. The mentee … Continue Reading
“Every Opportunity” Video
Please take 4 minutes of your day to watch the latest video from the Rollins Center at the Atlanta Speech School. The video, entitled “Every Opportunity“, is a powerful message … Continue Reading
January is National Mentoring Month!
January is National Mentoring Month! Interested in becoming a lunch buddy or mentor? Communities In Schools of Chatham County will host a volunteer orientation/training on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00am – … Continue Reading
Field Trip to UNC Chapel Hill
On Thursday, December 22, 25 CIS CC youth and 7 adult mentors traveled to the campus of UNC Chapel Hill and the Morehead Planetarium. The group of 32 watched the Galileo show … Continue Reading
Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students
Very insightful article. We need more mental health services in schools. Let’s make change! You might call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the … Continue Reading
Pull Up A Seat: Mentoring In Real Life
~ NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH ~ Take a minute to read this article found in EdNC written by Communities In Schools Vice President – Mr. Danya Perry. If you would like a … Continue Reading
Mentoring Spotlight: Sophia and Jane
Communities In Schools of Chatham County: Mentoring Match Spotlight Sophia and Jane Kornblut Jane was missing her two young grandchildren after they moved to the West Coast. So she decided to … Continue Reading
Communities In Schools – Fall 2015 National Impact Report
CIS National Impact Report – Fall 2015 Check out the National Impact Report from Communities In Schools.
Gifts With Meaning
Check out this NY Times op-ed from Nicholas Kristof. Thanks for the shout out! Help make a difference today: BECOME A SUSTAINER Gifts With Meaning “We’re seeing painful upheavals about … Continue Reading
Watch CIS President Dan Cardinali’s Tedx Pennsylvania Avenue Talk from 6/24/15
Dan Cardinali – Tedx Pennsylvania Avenue Talk Dan Cardinali is president of Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization serving nearly 1.5 million students … Continue Reading
Did You Know That 91% of Teachers Use Their Own Money to Help Support Students In Need?
Check out this enlightening article from the Washington Post on teachers in the classroom, and the role they play in supporting students. This CIS National Teacher Survey was conducted in … Continue Reading
SAS Donates $30,000 to Support Children and Youth in Chatham County!
SAS has given $30,000 to CIS of Chatham County to support students served by school and community based programs! This generous donation will support new programming at Chatham Middle School … Continue Reading
Mentoring Kids in Poverty Helps Lower Their Health Risks: Study
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – African American adolescents growing up in conditions of worsening poverty are more likely than other kids to have risk factors for … Continue Reading
Page Vernon Memorial Fund Established
Siler City, NC, August 14, 2014 – Communities in Schools of Chatham County (formerly Chatham County Together!) has established a fund to honor the late Page Vernon’s devotion to the … Continue Reading