Communities In Schools of New Mexico State Director
Prior to joining Communities In Schools,Julia Bergen was for 13 years the Executive Director of Fine Arts for Children & Teens (FACT), a nonprofit visual arts learning organization based in Santa Fe.
Communities In Schools of Michigan State Director
Prior to working for Communities In Schools, Jeff Brown was the executive director of the Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative, where he built coalitions of organizations to focus on poverty reduction strategies throughout the state of Michigan.
Communities In Schools of New Jersey State Director
Gwendolyn Corrin began working for Cities In Schools (now Communities In Schools) in Newark, New Jersey in 1994.
Communities In Schools of Virginia, Founding/State Director
Mark Emblidge is the founding/state director of Communities In Schools of Virginia, where he works to replicate the the Communities In Schools Model and build capacity of local affiliates across the state.
Communities In Schools of Nevada State Director
Diane Fearon joined Communities in Schools of Nevada in March 2013. She oversees the Southern Nevada and Northeastern Nevada affiliates of Communities In Schools and the combined staff of approximately 50 dedicated employees.
Communities In Schools of Florida State Director
Lois Gracey founded the Florida state office in 1989. She implemented the first Communities In Schools affiliate in Florida, which was then known as Cities In Schools of Palm Beach County.
Communities In Schools of North Carolina State Director
Eric Hall leads the Communities In Schools of North Carolina state office in overseeing the primary core functions of the organization. He helps to raise resources, working with government relations and developing communities, and to build and sustain statewide partnerships.
Communities In Schools of Nebraska State Director
Since February 2010, Shelley Henderson has enjoyed serving as lead facilitator in brokering resources, training and information to support this developing state office.
Communities In Schools of Arizona State Director
Laura Magruder serves as the State Director and CEO of Communities In Schools of Arizona.
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania State Director
Nathan Mains joined Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) in March 2009 as President and State Director. Established in 1994, CISPA currently encompasses five local Communities In Schools affiliates in 97 school sites serving more than 15,185 students throughout Pennsylvania.
Communities In Schools of Kansas State Director
Malissa Martin-Wilke leads the statewide network of Communities In Schools of Kansas, focusing on full implementation of the Communities In Schools Model at existing affiliates, replication of new affiliates, and forging strong and strategic partnerships across the state.
Communities In Schools of Delaware State Director
Jim Purcell has been the State Director of Communities In Schools of Delaware since 2005. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the public sector involving education and human services.
Communities in Schools of Washington State Director
Susan Richards has been the State Director of Communities In Schools of Washington since July 2008. She previously served as the founding Executive Director for Communities In Schools of Renton since 1994.
Communities In Schools of Georgia President and State Director
Neil Shorthouse leads the Communities In Georgia state office where his main responsibility is to support and strengthen local affiliates in order to increase high school graduation and reduce dropout rates.
Communities In Schools of South Carolina State Director
David M. Smalls became the State Director of Communities In Schools of South Carolina in 2012. His role is to oversee operations for the state office and work with the board of directors to coordinate Communities In Schools operations statewide.
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Beyond the Classroom Blog
My visit to Chaparral High School reminded me that for some kids, even Main Street looks like a dream destination -- and they don't have the bus fare to get there.
Even while she was recovering from breast cancer, Brenda Middleton was taking care of her students.
What I've found over the years is that problems -- and solutions -- often look quite different on the periphery.