Chief Executive Officer, Communities In Schools of Atlanta
- Volunteering at my church
- Power Walking
- Think Again by Adam Grant
- Thurgood Marshall
What most people don’t know about you?
- I am claustrophobic
Communities In Schools (CIS) is a national network of nonprofit groups that work in K-12 schools across the country. CIS trains and provides staff members who work out of about 2,900 high-poverty schools in 517 districts across the US. These staff members work in partnership with teachers and parents to help address the non-academic needs of students. CIS coordinates with schools and local service providers to meet the needs of students and families, as well as providing critical resources such as food, housing, healthcare, counseling, access to remote technology, and more so that students (and educators) can focus on academics. CIS of Atlanta serves 65 schools in four districts in the metro area: Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County, DeKalb County, and Clayton County. During the 2020-2021 school year CIS of Atlanta served 34,000 students and 2,106 of those students received intensive individualized support. An impressive 97% of its caseload students stayed in school, graduated on time, or were promoted.