Back to School Time!
Though the goal is to serve the largest number of students for the greatest amount of time while keeping students and staff healthy and safe, the Board of Education decided to start the school year with remote learning through at least Oct. 20 pending a review of local public health data and trends.

For more re-opening information about the District’s re-opening plan, see www.gcsnc.com/reopening.
What We've Been Doing To Address Covid!
So far we distributed:

  • 767 - canned goods, fresh vegetables, fruit, etc. to families!
  • 43 - articles of clothing to students!
  • 675 - devices, i.e. computers, to CIS kids and other GCS students!
  • 442 - school supplies!
  • 44 - toiletries!


Strategic Plan
Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Chow, Chauncey Greene, and Dr. Alison Wiers, the Board of Directors adopted the official 2021-2021 strategic plan after a year of planning and community focus groups with parents, students, school officials, funders, corporate and community partners. The plan includes the result of the community Needs Assessment, accomplishments of the previous strategic plan, main findings and recommendations including a strong community wish to see CIS expand to surround more students and families with a community of support.
Re-accreditation
About every three to four years, the Agency must undergo a rigorous review of its organization and operation to include business and site standards, data collection, district/school agreements, personnel policies and procedures, strategic plan, etc. After an initial review of all submissions in April, the Agency re-booted to respond to a handful of recommendations. On August 4, we submitted our corrections and now await our letter of compliance from Communities In Schools, Inc. 
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Our Graduates
Given the abbreviated school year with the truncated graduation exercise etc., we are not yet able to capture the full body of our graduates and their stories. Meanwhile, we introduce you to several CIS graduates we were able to catch up with!

Fundraising News!
Thanks to kindness of a group of board members and staff, the agency became a client of Network for Good (NFG), a refreshingly easy to use, all-in-one donor management system for the smaller nonprofit looking for a complete fundraising solution. Included in the tools is a video part that will allow us to send personalized video messages about students and their stories, successes, challenges, etc. The possibilities thrill us as a vehicle to tell our stories and deepen our relationships with our donors, sponsors and supporters.
Update on Office Hours during Covid
Our office remains open on a skeleton schedule. Our building also remains closed to outsiders. You must call or text to enter the building. We plan to maintain our current operating schedule until further notice. If you need to reach us, please call 336-691-1268 and leave a message if necessary, or, email Gwen and or me at cisgg@bellsouth.net
or jw3cisgg@gmail.com, respectively.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners for donating to our Covid-19 Relief Fund!
Don't forget to donate to continue to support!
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