Communities in Schools expects to serve 400 Students in 2018

Carrol County Ga -- Cynthia Langley, the Executive Director of The Communities in Schools of Carrollton City and Carroll County program, said that the staff and volunteers have more than doubled their case load in the Carroll County School District during the 2016-17 school year.

The non-profit program works with schools to increase graduation rates of at risk students by establishing partnerships to effectively address the vital non-academic resources and services that students need to succeed in obtaining an education. The program offers a vast array of services. Langley says, "We Bring in services for kids that are in need of food. We have hygiene kits. We have school supply closets; we have clothes closets. We bring in speakers for certain classes."

Langley presented a number of success stories to the Carroll County Board of Education on Monday. "One of our graduates from Bowdon High School is the first person in his family to graduate from high school." She says the student was homeless and was living with another family. The program was able to help purchase clothes for him to wear on graduation day.

More than 100 businesses and faith-based organizations have partnered with the program this year.

Langley anticipates the program will work with between 350 and 400 students in the Carroll County system during the 2017-2018 school year.
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