\ Check out Chatham Middle School students on WRAL TV! These students participated in CIS CC’s Cooking Matters program, a collaboration with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
The mission of Chatham County Schools (CCS) is “to graduate globally competitive and confident students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in a supportive, safe and nurturing learning environment.” This is a lofty mission, and it’s difficult to achieve when many students face serious challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. That is … Continue Reading
In November 2016, with increased support from Chatham County Schools, Communities In Schools Chatham County (CISCC) expanded its services to Virginia Cross Elementary (VCE) in Siler City to reach the younger siblings of Chatham Middle School (CMS) students and their classmates. Jazmin Mendoza Sosa is the CISCC Student Support Specialist at VCE, and she … Continue Reading
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 bulding. Participating members of the Chatham Community Church included Rick McDonald, Jim Bridgeman, Rachel and John Carpenter, Gary Plontak, and Brian Spiller. CIS board member … Continue Reading
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 County. This year the grant focused on collaborative approaches to family stability. The winning project, Learning Institute/Instituto de Aprendizaje, involves two nonprofits, Communities in Schools … Continue Reading
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 this year’s special event. We couldn’t do it without our sponsors! Valedictorian & Salutatorian Sponsors Absolute Construction & Development, LLC Angelina’s Kitchen CRA, Associates Edward Jones, … Continue Reading
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 healthy food choices, meals and snacks for themselves, their families and friends. Participants learn to shop smarter and to use nutrition information to make healthier … Continue Reading
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 was originally developed as part of Project Family at the Center for Family Research at Iowa State University. SFP 10-14 is a seven-session program … Continue Reading
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 – 12:00pm at the CIS CC Office 208 North Chatham Ave., Siler City. Contact Shirille Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)663-0116 to learn more or reserve your spot!
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 at the Planetarium, ate a picnic style lunch together, and then toured the beautiful UNC Chapel Hill campus. Around campus CIS CC youth were able … Continue Reading