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Atlanta non-profit drives DeKalb County graduate to college

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Atlanta non-profit drives DeKalb County graduate to college

Communities in Schools drove Turner to Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tenn., because neither her or her family owns a car.
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Communities in Schools drove Dahjia Turner to Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tenn., because neither her or her family owns a car. Photo provided by DeKalb County Schools. 

Metro Atlanta non-profit Communities in Schools of Atlanta recently helped a Class of 2018 graduate of Towers High School, Dahjia Turner, get settled into college.

Communities in Schools drove Turner to Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tenn., because neither her or her family owns a car.

Not only did they drive her to college, but the groups “also provided the new college freshman with basic needs for her dorm room, connections with campus ambassadors, introductions with community stakeholders, and potential mentors to assist with her transition into higher education,” according to a recent press release.

Founded in 1971, Communities In Schools is a dropout prevention organization that works with students in the metro Atlanta area. Starting in ninth grade and extending until her graduation, Turner worked with the nonprofit.

“We are all in for our students and their families even after they graduate from high school and go to college,” the CEO of Communities in Schools of Atlanta, Frank Brown, Esq. said in a recent press release. “We surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”

Looking for more information about CIS of Atlanta? Check out their website: www.cisatlanta.org.

 

 

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