Sarad Davenport, a Charlottesville native, joined Communities in Schools as the Associate Director of Culture and Connections at the National Office in May, 2017. Three months later Sarad watched, alongside the rest of the nation as white nationalists, neo-nazis, and Klan members took to the streets of his hometown with torches, inciting horrific violence and proclaiming that they would not be replaced. Sarad’s experience is all too familiar for many of the students CIS serves. Racial prejudice, inequality, and economic stagnation are just a few of the adult-sized challenges our students face as barriers to academic success. Systemic racial oppression has denied black and brown children the American Dream for too long, and the attitudes demonstrated on August 12th belie the notion of a post-racial America.
CIS reconnects with two of the participants in the "In Schools for Kids" reunion video.
CIS Founder Bill Milliken remembers Former Texas Governor Mark White an important supporter of CIS. Governor White passed away this weekend at age 77
The Communities In Schools Board of Directors and CIS network is mourning the loss of longtime supporter, Former Texas Governor Mark White.
James Rivera is an alumnus of CIS of East Texas and co-chair of the CIS Alumni Leadership Network. He was recently selected to participate in this fall’s highly competitive Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Internship Program, where he will spend 12 weeks working in a congressional office.
Communities In Schools alumni and site coordinators share letters to Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos encouraging him to become a philanthropic supporter of the CIS mission.
Communities In Schools Director of Research, Megan, shares why site coordinators play a pivotal role in helping at-risk students in the CIS network make it to the graduation stage.
Communications Intern, Massa Gongbay, shares the story of CIS alumni Stefan and Shonya to highlight what it takes to build opportunities for at-risk youth to graduate high school and succeed in life.
Communities In Schools President and CEO, Dale Erquiaga, discusses the “bright spots”, “hot spots" and “proble-tunities.” of the President's 2018 budget.
Eric Hall reflects on his last four years as CEO of CIS of North Carolina and the evolution of our network to embrace rigorous standards and inform national and state-level policies.
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