- Posted on 05/22/2013
The fund established to benefit Ka'Nard Allen will close on Friday, May 24. Click the title of this article to learn of other ways you can direct your gift to support Ka'Nard and the other individuals injured in the Mother's Day Second Line shooting.
- Posted on 05/15/2013
Ka'Nard Allen is a student at Pride College Prep and was injured in the Mother's Day Second Line Parade in the 7th Ward. The school has asked CIS to establish a fund to receive donations for Ka'Nard's basic and emergency needs. Click above for more information or make a donation.
Notice of Intent to ApplyPosted on 03/15/2013
Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans intends to submit a proposal in response to the State of Louisiana’s RFP #678PUR-21stCenturyCommunity for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers for the Louisiana Department of Education, which is scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2013. The proposal will be available for review by the public at the organization's office from 2:00 pm Monday through 5:00pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
- Posted on 02/21/2013
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that 23 local non-profit organizations have been awarded a total of $500,000 through the NOLA FOR LIFE Fund. The organizations were selected through a competitive process to identify local non-profit organizations that deliver high-quality programs and social services to young men most at risk of killing or being killed.
“When we created the NOLA FOR LIFE plan, we knew that we had to take a holistic approach to stemming the violence that rips at the heart and soul of our city,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “These grants will help organizations already doing good work in our community provide new levels of support to our boys and young men. We’re asking these individuals to make a different choice, so we have to make sure that they have access to the critical social services that can help.”
NOLA FOR LIFE is the Mayor's comprehensive initiative to eliminate the murder rate among 16-24 black youth. CIS plays an important role, for its work in five high schools includes programming and services that help these young men stay in school and build skills to help them succeed in school and life. More than 190 high school young men are currently benefiting from CIS services.
Alex McConduit Headlines First RIF Event of the YearPosted on 09/19/2012
Eisenhower Elementary students got into the "Who Dat!" spirit during Wednesday's Reading Is Fundamental book distribution, when local author, Alexander McConduit, read his book "The Little Who Dat Who Didn't". Alexander, a St. Augustine High School and Loyola University graduate, shared inspiring words about his personal journey of becoming a young author and encouraged Eisenhower students to pursue their dreams. The event concluded with every student choosing a book to add to their personal libraries. Many thanks to Alexander McConduit for helping to promote the joy of reading!