Communities In Schools has announced the winners of its annual Unsung Heroes Awards, given to honor site coordinators, schools, communities and local affiliates as the best across the country for their exemplary work in helping students succeed in school and achieve in life. One community, four schools and five site coordinators were honored.
“At Communities In Schools, Unsung Hero is synonymous with dedication and commitment to serving students,” said Dan Cardinali, president, Communities In Schools. “All of our honorees are inspiring and are true examples of going the extra mile and being the difference to a student’s success and in their lives. We’re thrilled to recognize their exceptional work.”
The Unsung Heroes Awards were created in 2007 to give national recognition to local schools, communities and Communities In Schools’ site coordinators for changing the picture of education in America. Communities In Schools’ Unsung Heroes are keeping kids in school, doing whatever it takes to eliminate barriers and never giving up, on anyone. The 2015 honorees were recognized at the Communities In Schools’ Leadership Town Hall, held in New Orleans, La., on Thursday, Jan. 22.
The complete list of 2015 honorees is below, with links to videos and full profiles of each:
School of Excellence:
Community of Excellence:
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Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.