Communities In Schools of Lakewood (CISL), part of the national Communities In Schools network, today announced the launch of GIVE Education, an inspiring campaign developed to increase awareness of the student dropout crisis, and raise funds to help keep more students in school.
You can support the campaign by redeeming GIVE Education Brandsaver coupons that will be distributed in newspapers around the country on July 31. For each coupon redeemed, P&G will donate two cents to CIS—allowing customers to give back while saving money. “We at CISL are very excited about this campaign, and encourage people to spread the word about Brandsaver coupons”, said Dave O’Keeffe, Executive Director of CISL.
Emmy award winning singer, and spokesperson for the campaign, John Legend, states that, “All students deserve the chance to learn and succeed, but not everyone has the same resources available to do so. My work with GIVE Education will help provide additional resources to CIS so they can continue to help the students who need it most.”
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and is the only one proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates. CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in more than 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities, in 25 states, CIS focuses its activities in the most disadvantaged districts, serving nearly 1.3 million young people and their families every year. Please visit www.lakewood.ciswa.org to learn more about CIS in Lakewood.