Communities In Schools of Walton County is among 16 local affiliates in Georgia to receive funds from the Network Empowerment Initiative, a grant from the Trustees of the Jospeph P.Whitehead Foundation through Communities In Schools of Georgia.
The award, which totals $158,000 over three years, will allow CIS of Walton County to partner with Walton County Public Schools to place Site Coordinators in all middle and high schools in the district. Joining the existing sites at Carver Middle School, Monroe Area High School and Walnut Grove High School, will be new programs at Loganville Middle School, Youth Middle School and Loganville High School.
The CIS Network Empowerment Initiative is focused on increasing the scope and impact of Communities In Schools by supporting local affiliates to provide programming that will improve graduation rates, college success rates, student outcomes, and affiliate sustainability.
"Communities In Schools is a valuable partner in helping our schools meet the non-academic needs of our students," said Dr. Rita Dickinson, Projects Director for Walton County Public Schools. "Many of our students need additional support to help them stay in school, graduate and move on to their adult lives, and CIS helps us provide that support. This grant will allow us to serve more students in more schools and keep our graduation rates improving each year."