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In GA, Large Achievement Gaps Between Races Remain


The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, which underlines the urgency in making that happen. Over the past several years, children in Georgia have achieved progressively higher scores on both state and national...

Communities in Schools Tutoring at Ingram-Pye


Communities in Schools Tutoring at Ingram-Pye
Communities in Schools of Central Georgia is a partner of the Promise Neighborhood program and is one facet of it already at work.  Check out the video below as CIS Site coordinator Kathleen Richardson talks about the Read with Sarah program which utilizes Mercer University students as...

Two Macon Shalom Zones Receive Beautification Awards


Two Macon Shalom Zones Receive Beautification Awards
The Village Green and Lynmore Estates Shalom Zones were honored by the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and Cherry Blossom Festival Awards Committee on March 19,2014 at its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon.  Additionally, the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity received the Recycling Award.  Both Village Green and Lynmore...

Volunteer Proctors Needed for the CRCT


Volunteer Proctors Needed for the CRCT
Dear Community Members:The Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) Initiative administered by Communities In Schools of Central Georgia requests your assistance in the Bibb County Schools. The Bibb County School District will be administering the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests to most elementary and middle school students during...

Village Green Shalom Zone To Dedicate Community Garden


Village Green Shalom Zone To Dedicate Community Garden
 Please join us on April 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm as the Austin Smith Center for Community Development hosts a Dedication and Grand Opening for the Village Green Community Garden located at 6020 Bloomfield Rd  across from the Burghard Elementary School.The garden will produce a...

Choice Bus Visits Promise Neighborhood


Choice Bus Visits Promise Neighborhood
Choice Bus will be at the Promise Centerand Open for Community to ExperienceIn partnership with The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation and State Farm, the Choice Bus will be visiting the two of the Promise Neighborhood Schools (Ingram Pye Elementary and Ballard Hudson Middle School) on Friday,...

CISCG Staff Completes Getting Ahead Training


CISCG Staff Completes Getting Ahead Training
Staff members of Communities in Schools of Central Georgia recently completed a facilitator training in "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World: Building Your Resources for a Better Life."  The training was provided by Community Partnership director Travis Blackwell a certified Bridges Out of...

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends soon!


The Enrollment Blitz is on!No one plans to get sick or injured. Having health coverage protects both your health and your wallet. If you are uninsured or looking for health coverage, join us at one of these three upcoming events for more information about the...

Join Us On A Discovery of Recovery


Join Us On A Discovery of Recovery
   Please Join Us for the Second Annual "Discovery of Recovery"Luncheon & SeminarMonday, April 28 @ 11:00 – 1:30Location:  Mikado Baptist Church 6751 Houston Road, Macon, GA 31216478.781.2324mikadobaptist.orgThis Year's Focus: Reducing Recidivism[Recidivism: a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially into...

2 Ways To Become Money Smart In Middle Georgia!


2 Ways To Become Money Smart In Middle Georgia!
Join Us For theFDIC Smart Financial Literacy CourseA Financial Education Program Brought To You By CGTCFree!Where:  Promise Center, 1780 Anthony Road, Macon Georgia, 31204When:    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, March 11-20,2014, 9:00 am - 11:00 amLearn about checking, savings, spending plans and creditFor more information and...