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Bentley Systems, Inc. Introduces Communities In Schools of Philadelphia Students to Innovative Technology Print E-mail

Bentley Systems, Inc., an organization known globally as the leader in engineering software, hosted CIS of Philadelphia students during their annual conference this year. Each year, Bentley Systems sponsors a youth centered organization for their “Be Together High School Out Reach” event

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Career and College Fair Targets At-risk Students Print E-mail

20110602143307462_0001Focusing on preparing Philadelphia’s students to transition from high school to adulthood, Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, hosted a Career and College Fair for 100 selected students.

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Young Professionals raise money towards campaign to increase student graduation rate Print E-mail

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia Young Professionals, the agency’s newest team of civic innovators, recently held a networking fundraiser at NoChe Restaurant, 1901 Chestnut Street. The event raised $1000 towards CIS of Philadelphia’s mentoring, tutoring and scholarship programs.

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Carver students get hands-on learning Print E-mail

“Communities in Schools will help Carver implement the National Academy Foundation’s curriculum for engineering, which, according to Koehler, will improve the program’s identity.” 

to read the entire article @ The Philadelphia Tribune


 
Five-Year Independent ICF Study Ranks CIS Most Effective Dropout Prevention In America Print E-mail

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, Friday released the results of a five-year comprehensive longitudinal evaluation, conducted by ICF International, one of the nation’s foremost social science evaluation firms.

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Martin Luther King Day of Service Print E-mail

According to Todd Bernstein, President of Global Citizen and Founder and Director of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, a national record of 75,000 people of all ages and backgrounds volunteered in the 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18th.

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Culinary and Hospitality Students Cook Up Some Holiday Cheer in the 1st Annual Recipe Writing Competition Print E-mail

On Friday, December 10, 2010, four teams from Dobbins High School competed in Communities In Schools of Philadelphia’s 1st annual Recipe Writing Competition. Participants were tasked with formulating a unique holiday recipe from scratch; then articulating their creation in a formal written recipe.

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Here, Kids Are Encouraged to Dream, not Drop Out Print E-mail

An Inner-City Chicago School Practices “Diplomas Now,” an Approach That Tackles Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance.

Click here to read more @CBSNEW.COM

 
ELECT Students are Raising Readers with Help from First Book Philadelphia and Reading Is Fundamental! Print E-mail

First Book Philadelphia is the Local Advisory Board responsible for reviewing book grant applications and for awarding funds to deserving groups who demonstrate a commitment to improving literacy in Philadelphia. Communities In Schools of Philadelphia’s (CISP) Education Leading to Employment and Career Training program (ELECT) is pleased to announce that two of the ELECT Teen Parent Classroom sites have been awarded First Book Philadelphia book grants for the 2010-2011 school year.

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