Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools started in Georgia over 30 years ago and is now the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, serving over one million youth in 25 states and the District of Columbia.
Communities In Schools (CIS) surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The nation-wide network of nonprofit organizations focuses on improving student and school success by providing needed support and services to students and schools. Our goal is to support youth, improve graduation rates, academic achievement and job and post-secondary school readiness. Utilizing the CIS model, we assist nearly 40 selected communities and schools throughout Georgia to develop, implement and support locally-defined, comprehensive education programs. The integrated student services model enables kids to graduate from high school and prepares them to succeed in college or a career.
Family Connection and CIS of Wilkes County Board
- Sharon Williamson, Chair, DFCS, Retired Director
- Carolyn Reynolds, Vice Chair, Wilkes Community Partnership, Retired Ex. Director
- Margaret K. Barnett, Secretary, Wilkes County BOE, Retired Teacher
- Polly Fievet, Treasurer, Athens Technical College, Retired Instructor
- Vivian W. Walker, Housing Authority, Director
- Blake Thompson, EMT, Director
- Ruby Avery, Wilkes County BOE, Retired Teacher
- Myra Heath, Wilkes County BOE, Retired Teacher
- Alvin Jones, Retired Military, Entrepreneur