APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.... Continue Reading →

APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to... Continue Reading →

12th Annual Project GRAD Walk for Success – Saturday, September 17th

Communities In Schools of Atlanta staff, APS staff and dedicated volunteers from WalMart and Hands on Atlanta, along with teachers and principals will visit the homes of 700 students in Project GRAD Atlanta high schools this Saturday. The purpose of the Annual Walk for Success is to provide information on the offerings of Project GRAD, and encourage students... Continue Reading →

Families in the Middle of Success Family Conference – Saturday, August 27th

Join Alanta Public Schools along with parents of middle school students from throughout the district at the Families in the Middle of Success Family Conference, Saturday, August 27th from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Coan Middle School.  Click below for details on conference workshops.  Superintendent Erroll Davis and Deputy Superintendent / Chief of Staff Steve Smith... Continue Reading →

Coan 6th Graders a Part of the ‘Graduation Generation’

Emory Alumnus Gifts $1M to Help Improve High School Graduation in Atlanta Collaborative approach to addressing educational, social and economic challenges will equip students with the support they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and in life. Coan Middle School rising 6th graders, along with their parents, celebrated the kick off of... Continue Reading →

Coan Middle welcomes $1 million gift from Emory University alum to support Graduation Generation

An event to launch the Graduation Generation project, which is designed to ensure that Coan Middle students achieve academic success through graduation, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. (The AJC covers it here.) A $1 million donation from Emory University alumnus Rick Reider is being used to fund the program, which helps foster Coan... Continue Reading →

Brown Middle School students get organic with Communities In Schools of Atlanta

Students of Brown Middle School spent a portion of the afternoon Aug. 30 learning about organic farming from a team of staff members from Farmer D Organics and planting seedlings in what will become the school’s first student-run garden. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta selected Brown Middle School as one of two pilot sites... Continue Reading →

Hutchinson Elementary unveils new science lab

Ask students at Hutchinson Elementary how the Grand Canyon was formed, and they may just offer hands-on demonstration. Thanks to support from a network of community partners that includes Horace Mann and Chick-Fil-A, the year-round school celebrated the opening of its first interactive science lab. Inside, students donning face masks and lined notebooks gathered around... Continue Reading →

Atlanta City Council recognizes Douglass’ Stock Market Team

Atlanta City Council members Michael Julian Bond and Keisha Lance Bottoms presented a proclamation on June 7 to Douglass High School’s Stock Market Team, which placed first in the 2010 Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). Since its inception in 2004, CHC has engaged 239 U.S. Representatives and 112 U.S. Senators with more than... Continue Reading →

Save the Date: Cleveland Avenue gets fundamental about reading, May 20

Communities In Schools of Atlanta is holding a huge Family Literacy Block Party in partnership with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Pitney Bowes at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Communities In Schools of Atlanta is the largest Reading Is Fundamental partner in the state of Georgia, providing more than 6,500 young... Continue Reading →

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