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CIS Receives Network Partner Award from FirstLine Schools
Today, CIS of Greater New Orleans received the Network Partner Award from FirstLine Schools. CEO Jay Altman presented the award to CIS staff during the network's professional development gathering for staff working in all five schools FirstLine operates. CIS staff provided integrated student services at Joseph Clark High School and Phillis Wheatley Community School.
“Violence prevention and public safety have remained top priorities for this administration since we took office in 2010,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Connecting Students to Supports is a critical component of NOLA FOR LIFE’s work to protect our children. We’re grateful for the commitment of our teachers and school administrators who work every day to determine which children may be in need, and work to end the cycle of violence. We are also proud to partner with Chevron to support these non-profit organizations working to better our community.” Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans was awarded a $136,500 grant to provide case management services that help kids complete school and succeed in life.
“Chevron believes every child deserves to have the tools and support they need to overcome obstacles they may be facing, excel in school, and succeed in life,” said Leah Brown, Public Affairs Manager for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “We’re proud to invest in NOLA FOR LIFE and these prevention, mental health and wellness services as part of our commitment to giving children an opportunity for a better future.”
Read the full press release here.
Notice of Intent to Apply
Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, Inc. intends to submit a proposal in response to the State of Louisiana’s Request for Proposals to operate 21st Century Community Learning Centers from September 1, 2016 to August 1, 2019. The proposal will be available for review by the public at the organization's office from 2:00 pm Monday April 18, 2016 through 5:00pm Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Claire Ferrier Stahel, Founding Board Member of Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans, was honored on Saturday as a 2015 Role Model by the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) at their annual gala. The 29th Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala honored community leaders for their exemplary contributions to the people of New Orleans. In addition to her work with CIS, Claire was honored for her extensive work with the Junior League of New Orleans and City Park, among other organizations she supports. CIS congratulates Claire on this honor and thanks her for her extensive work for our organization and the entire community!
A US News and World Report article last week, “Big Results in the Big Easy,” cited both Communities In Schools and Louisiana education as models for what’s being done right in public education. The article, written by Nina Rees, describes the success found here in New Orleans as an example for the rest of the country.
“One state is offering us new hope: Louisiana,” Rees says in the article. “Organizations such a Communities in Schools offer an opportunity to better blend these resources to fit the needs of schools in many communities around the country.”