Children First’s mission is to empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Children First/CIS provides services to economically disadvantaged children, youth and their families. These services include the Family Resource Center at Emma,Latino Outreach Program, Project POWER/AmeriCorps, Communities In Schools Success Coordinators and Learning Centers.
In addition to direct services, Children First/CIS also provides advocacy and community education to raise awareness of, and develop sustainable solutions to, issues affecting children and families and breaking down barriers of poverty.
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Non-Partisan Vote Tracker Website is Launched!
Read the full WNC Vote Tracker Press Release here.
The North Carolina General Assembly introduces and passes several bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. A new tool, the nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker, provides information about important legislation in six categories: economic security; education; environment; health & safety; and women’s issues. The WNC Vote Tracker also offers an overview of the state budget—arguably the most important legislation passed each year. Go to www.wncvote tracker.org to find out how the NC Legislators voted.