• CIS Network in North Carolina Awarded $127,000 by the Verizon Foundation

    October 24, 2012

    Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation that is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, today announces grants by the Verizon Foundation totaling $127,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in North Carolina. The Verizon Foundation has awarded grants of $20,000 to each of the following Communities In Schools of North Carolina affiliates: • CIS of Cabarrus County—Performance Learning Center • CIS of Cape Fear—Mary S. Mosley Performance Learning Center • CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg—Performance Learning Center • CIS of Cumberland County—Fuller Performance Learning Center • CIS of Durham—Performance Learning Center

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  • CISNC’s “Build A Backpack” Campaign Ends Its Second Year With Greater Success

    October 08, 2012

    Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation that is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, today announces the results of the 2012 “Build A Backpack” back-to-school supply drive. In collaboration with Walmart, the “Build A Backpack” drive seeks to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students across North Carolina.

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  • CISNC Elects New Officers and Board Members

    October 04, 2012

    Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, announces the election of new officers to the CISNC Board of Directors as well as addition of three new Board Members.

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  • CISNC President & CEO Transitions to New Role

    October 01, 2012

    Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, announces that Linda Harrill, founding director of the organization, will be stepping down at the end of the calendar year as the President and CEO of CISNC and transitioning to a consultant role as Senior Advisor of Education and Innovation to CISNC. CISNC is contracting with moss+ross Strategic Development Consulting to conduct a nationwide search for a new President and CEO. This individual will assume leadership in January 2013.

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  • NC One of Five States to Recieve IBM Education Grant to Support Early Learning K-12 Initiatives

    September 27, 2012

    Elementary school students in North Carolina will now have a new tool for success thanks to Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), IBM, Wake County Public School System and Communities In Schools (CIS) of Wake County. They hosted an open house today to showcase one of IBM’s Young Explorer™ computer stations located at Barwell Road Renaissance Elementary School today (September 27) in Wake County. Similar stations will be made available to schools across eastern North Carolina. N.C. legislators, local elected officials, corporate leaders and media attended a demonstration of the IBM Young Explorer™ computer system at Barwell Road Renaissance Elementary, located at 3925 Barwell Road, Raleigh, NC. N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson, CISNC President & CEO Linda Harrill, IBM Manager of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Tina Wilson and CIS of Wake County President Travis Mitchell announced the news that IBM has expanded its Young Explorer™ computer center initiative to five counties in Eastern North Carolina.

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