From Kerry Raquel, Executive Director/CEO
Each day the news is evolving regarding COVID-19, and we are taking extraordinary steps as a country and as individuals to keep the disease from spreading. The health and safety of our employees continues to be of great concern to Communities In Schools of Durham. At this time, our office will be closed until April 3, 2020, with staff working remotely from the safety of their homes. We are working to ensure our vital operations can continue and are doing everything in our power to continue delivering services to our students and their families during this time, virtually, by voice calls, Google hangouts, Zoom, and other social media platforms, but this may change based on factors outside of our control, and we will update stakeholders should that be the case.
The CISD Team has contingency plans, specifically for each event that is coming up in the next few months. We appreciate your patience as our staff meets to discuss the possibility of moving events virtually, postponing upcoming events, or cancelling planned events.
We have been in contact with our local and state funder partners, as well as with CIS of North Carolina and CIS-National, about achieving our deliverables and the potential need for an increase in services for our Durham students and their families, and what the possible responses will be. Please be assured that we are in discussions and exploring options for what this could look like and will share more information about our programs and funding as it becomes available.
We hope that everyone in our community remains safe and healthy as we work together to address this public health challenge. Please reach out if you have any questions, or information you wish to share with us.
March 16, 2020
CIS of Durham in the News
Communities In Schools of Durham cuts Ribbon at Grand Opening
Communities in Schools was proud to cut the ribbon for the Grand Opening of the new Big Lots store in Durham. As part of its Grand Opening Celebration, Big Lots will donate $5 for every BIG Rewards redeemed by shoppers at the new Durham Big Lots location from October 12-November 24. In other words, when you redeem your BIG Rewards, Big Lots will donate $5 to Communities in Schools of Durham. The program will be active at the store located at: 3420 Southwest Durham Dr., Durham, NC 27707. We are so glad that Big Lots is #allinforkids.