SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) is pleased to announce Cygnus Technologies Inc. donated $5,000 to support the CIS Action for Success Dropout Prevention program. Cygnus Technologies supplies specialized analytical products to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for use in process development and quality control. Cygnus Technologies has been a long-standing community partner of CIS and Brunswick County students, continuing to invest in education helping the students of today, become tomorrow’s leaders.
Bonnie Jordan, Executive Director of CIS Brunswick County, says, “We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support provided through Cygnus Technologies. As a well-respected leader in the local business community, Cygnus Technologies’ focus on excellence in the field of technology, as well as education, is a wonderful fit with the CIS mission which focuses on empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.”
CIS is continually looking to improve programs and expand educational experiences for students in Brunswick County. Program funding and support comes from grants, community and corporate partnerships, as well as fundraisers throughout the year. CIS currently provides an Action for Success program in all four Brunswick County middle schools, Waccamaw School, and Supply Elementary utilizing Success Coaches to provide case management and implement needed services, as well as recruiting volunteers and community partners to support student achievement. The CIS Action for Success Program supports Brunswick County students using tutors, mentors, truancy and behavioral interventions. CIS also provides Teen and Peer Court programs, Parenting Education classes and support groups, and a 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program, with a focus on dropout prevention.
Through formal partnerships with Brunswick County Schools, Brunswick County Government, the District Attorney’s Office and the support of other community partners, CIS programs directly touch the lives of over 4,000 students and families each year.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.