Charlotte, N.C. – In a November 29 presentation at the Rea Village Harris Teeter, Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CIS) received a donation of $5,000 from Boar’s Head and Harris Teeter, followed by a surprise announcement of an additional $5,000 from Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program.
“We knew we were receiving $5,000 from Boar’s Head and Harris Teeter, but the additional $5,000 from Together in Education was unexpected,” said Molly Shaw, CIS Executive Director. “It was a wonderful surprise, of course, and a terrific way to begin this season of giving. We are grateful to both Boar’s Head and Harris Teeter for supporting our efforts to help all students be successful in school and graduate from high school.”
The donation from Boar’s Head and Harris Teeter was given in part as a way to honor the culmination of the extensive Boar’s Head training program for Harris Teeter employees, begun two years ago in April 2009 when Harris Teeter began converting its delicatessen departments to Boar’s Head. November 29, 2011 marked the final group of Harris Teeter associates to graduate from the training program.
During the check presentation at the Rea Village Harris Teeter, Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall said, “Both Boar’s Head and Harris Teeter felt a donation to an organization in the community also committed to education would be an appropriate way to mark this occasion. We believe in the good work Communities In Schools accomplishes in our public schools and the organization’s ability to positively impact thousands of students’ lives, especially those most in need of additional guidance and access to resources. We are proud to support CIS and the students they serve.”
About Communities In Schools
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg currently serves over 6,500 students annually in 44 high poverty Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools who are most at-risk for dropping out. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. Find out more at www.cischarlotte.org
May Johnston, Communities In Schools
Danna Jones, Harris Teeter