FC and CIS of Wilkes Coordinated Initiatives:

  • The CIS Model in the Middle and Elementary Schools
  • Neighborhood-based Summer Camp Program
  • School-Based 21st Century After School Program/ Enrichment activities
  • Workforce Development Program for In and Out of School Youth - ORBIT
  • Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program - JUMPSTART
  • Career Explorations Activities
  • Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Parent Education, Support and Networking Sessions
  • Health and Wellness Coalition
  • Quarterly Community Collaborative Meetings

Family Connection

Georgia Family Connection, a statewide network of 159 county collaborative organizations, drives collaboration to improve the quality of life for their children and families.

Communities In Schools

This nation-wide network of nonprofit organizations focuses on improving student and school success by supporting youth, improving graduation rates, academic achievement and job and post-secondary school readiness in nearly 40 selected communities and schools throughout Georgia.


Family Connection and CIS of Wilkes County  Board Directors

  • 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