We Can Improve Children’s Lives
Provide Crucial Resources
Community Stronger

Neighborhood Leaders

Neighborhood Leaders work in each of 16 Prosperity Zones throughout the community. With an emphasis on removing barriers to economic success, Neighborhood Leaders work with residents to help them access services and resources.

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Site Coordinators

Utilizing the research-proven national Communities In Schools model, site coordinators work in (and with) schools to build relationships and offer support to students, bring community resources to support the students and schools – in short, to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to succeed in school and achieve in life.

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FC-CIS facilitates collaboration among 100+ nonprofit, community, education, government, and health organizations. Through three decades, through this process we and our partners have created/brought to Athens more than 50 programs and services, with significant improvement in the lives of individuals and families. 

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Please join us for a celebration of Family Connection – Communities in Schools as we celebrate the contributions of Hank Huckaby.

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Our Impact

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Family Connection – Communities In Schools of Athens supports Neighborhood Leaders and Site Coordinators who work one-on-one with students and their families in neighborhoods and schools. We also facilitate collaboration among government officials, local and state experts, entrepreneurs, executives, nonprofit directors, and others to identify the social, emotional, and academic needs of children in Athens-Clarke County, and ensure they get the support they need to graduate from high school.  

Aakeem Glenn
Cedar Shoals HS Graduate
Melanie Burton
Neighborhood Leader
Destanie & Ellijah
11th Graders at Cedar Shoals HS
Angie Moon de Avila
Early Head Start Coordinator

The Challenges

High poverty means many children lack basic resources or support

ACC has the highest poverty rate of any metropolitan county in the US, which means many children may not enjoy the stability of full-time residence; have adequate sleep, food to eat, or clothes to wear.

They may also be impacted by parents who are distracted due to worry over shelter, bills, conflicts or varied work schedules. 

These “adult” issues can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s development.


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Your contributions affect the futures of our children

When it comes to serving communities, FC-CIS does not just operate from an office. We are in the field, interacting with kids, students and families, building vital relationships and serving their needs on a day-to-day basis.

Sometimes, all it takes is that one person who steps up and says, “I hear you. I see you. I can help you.”

Join us in making a difference!

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