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September 03, 2020

'Kids in crisis cannot wait': Child abuse reports expected to spike as TN schools reopen

COVID-19 has left its mark on many, but the virus has turned the Murfreesboro Child Advocacy Center's world upside down.

August 30, 2020

With help from JSCC, couple prepares to open new restaurant in downtown Bolivar

“A percentage of all of our sales will be donated to Communities in Schools, a local nonprofit that works with families in need to help children succeed,” Jeannie Falls said.

August 24, 2020

Miley Cyrus Honours Her Grandma Loretta With Limited T-Shirt Benefiting Charity

In memory of her grandmother, Cyrus released “Mammie 4Evr” t-shirts with a portion of profits being donated to CIS of Tennessee.

August 11, 2020

Education Task Force coordinating child wellbeing checks across Tennessee

Governor Lee tasked Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn with spearheading the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force. Now this group will be coordinating child wellbeing checks across the state.

June 18, 2020

Tennessee's COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force aims to support students after extended closures

Governor Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force and its goals in light of extended school closures.

June 02, 2020

School Closures Cause Growing Crisis For Families

The social, emotional and physical needs of Tennessee’s students have intensified as stay at-home orders and long-term school closures have added to the economic stress and lack of services that already challenged the state’s most vulnerable families.

May 21, 2020

Helping families in need amid a global pandemic

The social, emotional, and physical needs of Tennessee’s students are intensifying, as economic stress and lack of services continue to challenge Tennessee’s most vulnerable families.

May 20, 2020

New Study Shows State's Vulnerable Families Struggling with Mental Health and Wellbeing as COVID-19 School Closures Cause Growing Crisis

Communities In Schools of Tennessee calls for greater government & nonprofit collaboration.

April 07, 2020

New nonprofits task force works to meet needs of Nashville public school students

As we move forward through this uncharted time, let’s be thoughtful about ways we can invest as a community to support Metro Nashville Public Schools' efforts and the needs of our 85,000 students.

October 04, 2019

Former NFL player speaks to Bolivar Central High School students

“I want them to know that they can achieve whatever they want to achieve in life, no matter what they’re going through, if they reach out for help,” Horn said.

September 20, 2019

Ex-CNM chief of staff lands education nonprofit job

Communities In Schools of Tennessee has announced that former Center for Nonprofit Management official Samantha Wigand will serve as the organization’s CEO effective Oct. 15.

August 27, 2019

Tungett and Cody working to improve school attendance

Two new faces in the Cocke County School System this year are those of Holly Tungett and Kenny Cody, Site Coordinators for the non-profit Communities in Schools in Tennessee, whose focus is to help chronically absent students overcome obstacles to their school attendance.

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