• CISNC Network Joins Walmart for Third Annual, Largest Walmart Back To School Supply Drive

    July 18, 2013

    Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in North Carolina dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, is proud to announce participation in a statewide partnership with Walmart to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students in North Carolina. Now in its third year, the 2013 “Build A Backpack” back-to-school supply drive is the largest school supply drive conducted by Walmart in North Carolina, involving 144 Walmart stores across the state. CISNC has identified nearly 80 counties that will benefit from the “Build A Backpack” program.

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  • CIS Network in N.C. Helped Record Number of Students Last School Year

    February 06, 2013

    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, today announces its network data from the 2011-2012 school year. This data can be found in two online documents: Quick Facts 2011-2012 and the 2011-2012 Impact Report. “Last year, our network in North Carolina provided assistance to a record number of students—180,730, to be exact—a 26 percent increase from the prior year” said Linda Harrill, outgoing President & CEO of CISNC. “What’s more impressive is that CISNC provided tailored, customized, one-on-one support to 21,000 students identified as being most at-risk for school failure—comparable to more than 350 school buses full of children—and succeeded in keeping 99 percent of these students in school. We are truly helping to prevent at-risk kids from becoming another dropout statistic.”

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  • CISNC Names New President & CEO

    January 02, 2013

    The Board of Directors of Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) today announces its unanimous decision to select Eric S. Hall as the new President & CEO of the statewide organization, part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. Hall will be assuming leadership from current President Linda R. Harrill, who will be transitioning to a consultant role as Senior Advisor of Education and Innovation to CISNC. “We believe Eric will be an outstanding leader, advocate and influencer for Communities In Schools of North Carolina, helping usher the organization into the next chapter of its history in helping at-risk students graduate from school and be prepared for life,” said Tina Wilson, Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs with IBM and Chair of the CISNC Board of Directors.

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  • CISNC Hires READS for Summer Learning Project Manager

    November 16, 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 announced that Ms. Kirsten Aleman has joined the staff as the READS for Summer Learning Project Manager. READS for Summer Learning is a summer reading research effort designed to prevent summer-learning loss and close the achievement gap with low-income students in North Carolina. It promotes summer reading and improves reading comprehension by providing upper elementary school children (grades 3-5) with a wide variety of books that are well-matched to each child’s reading level and interests. As of now, READS for Summer Learning is in its second year and operates in three North Carolina counties: Cumberland, Durham and Robeson.

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  • The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation Partners with CISNC to Increase Graduation Rates

    October 31, 2012

    Beginning yesterday and for the next three weeks, students in 10 North Carolina counties will experience The Choice Bus, the nation’s first mobile experience dedicated to reducing the dropout rate. Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) has partnered with The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation to help increase the graduation rate and teach students the importance of their decisions, especially the decision to stay in school. An estimated 2,000 students will have the opportunity to board the bus.

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