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Meet James

Earlier this year, James was pulled from his bed in the middle of a school day by the high school truancy officer after his Communities In Schools site coordinator expressed concern for him. She noticed that James had been absent more days than he had attended and was in danger of not only falling behind,

Spotlight on Mentoring – October

Athletic director believes mentoring builds community Matt Swift joins Cory, a fourth grade student at Southwest Elementary School, for lunch at least once a week. Those who know him well aren’t surprised to hear Cory say he hates to read. But the Southwest Elementary School fourth-grader knows that to be successful in the

And the winners are …

Stitch for Students volunteer coordinator, Carol Williams holds the bag of entries while the winners' names are drawn at First Baptist Church on Sept. 24, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the following Stitch for Students participants will receive $25 gift cards to Cracker Barrel as a token of our appreciation of

Welcome, Greg!

Greg Collins took over the CIS program at Central Davidson Middle School for the 2013/14 school year. Name: Greg Collins School: Central Davidson Middle School Birthday Month: November          Hometown: Cherryville, NC How long have you worked in education? 13 years What’s your favorite food?  Steak and shrimp What do you do when you

Welcome, Yolanda!

Yolanda Ortiz took control of the CIS program at Pickett Elementary School this year. She looks forward to growing the program and ensure students in need get the help they deserve. Name: Yolanda Ortiz School: Pickett Elementary Birthday Month: December Hometown: Lexington How long have you worked in education? I have worked in

Welcome, Amanda!

New CIS Site Coordinator, Amanda Bostick meets with CIS-enrolled students at Lexington Senior High School to get acquainted and start the 2013/14 school year off on the right foot. Name: Amanda Bostick                   School: Lexington Senior High School Birthday Month: October Hometown: Lexington How long have you worked in education? This is my

Food Lion + CIS? It’s true!

We are now officially registered for the Food Lion MVP Rewards program! That means the more you shop at Food Lion, the more cash we can earn. For each purchase you make of the following brands we’ll automatically get 1% (up to $2,500 per quarter!): Food Lion Brand My Essentials Healthy Accents Home 360 Nature's

Stitch for Students celebrates stellar year

Stitch for Students volunteers produced more than enough nap blankets this year to give to Pre-Kindergarten students at 13 different schools. Nearly 450 Pre-Kindergarten students in the Davidson County, Lexington City, and Thomasville City school systems now know what it feels like to have something to call their own thanks to the hard

Big Toy Day 2013 exceeds expectations!

A bounce house provided by Ryan Short Entertainment was one of the more popular attractions at Big Toy Day 2013. Thanks to an outpouring of community support by sponsors, volunteers, and the CIS board of directors, the fourth run of Big Toy Day was our most successful yet! As our second largest fundraiser

A mentor’s surprise gift speaks volumes

Brigette Tinsley, an environmental engineer at PPG, has been a CIS mentor for three years. She is pictured with the yearbook that was presented to her by her mentee, Selicity, a rising seventh grade student at Central Davidson Middle School. Brigette Tinsley, an environmental engineer at PPG, has been a CIS mentor for