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.
What a great night!! Our second annual fundraising event, “Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student” was a great success, as 15 Teams competed to win “Best In Class”. The wonderful Gordon Grant, principal of Hall Fletcher Elementary School kept the eventing lively and informative as the MC for the second year. The audience was filled with placard waving audience members, noisemakers made with M&M’s and paper plates, and singing and yes, even a little dancing. The Buncombe County Schools Team, “The Bad Apples” took the title for the second year, but the competition was tough! Thank you to everyone who came out in support of their team and Children First/CIS. We’ll see you next year!
- Bad Apples (Buncombe County Schools)
- Mission Hospital Foundation
- HomeTrust Bank
- Missy Baker: PlumDog Financial
- All Souls Cathedral
- Children First/CIS Learning Center volunteers
- CF/CIS Board of Directors
- Micah Institute
- Friday Staffing
- Naviteers (Navitat)
- Blue Ridge Rollergirls
- Rainbow Mountain Children’s School
Please enjoy this video from last year’s event.
2013 Child Watch Tour:
Housing Matters for Kids
Friday, May 10
A Lunch Only option is available from 11:30-1:00
The 2013 Child Watch Tour, cosponsored by Children First/CIS and the Junior League of Asheville, offers a “field trip for adults” that educates and inspires leadership around important children and youth issues in our community. This year we’ll explore how safe, affordable housing is a cornerstone for children’s health and education. How can we make smart investments and policy decisions around housing? Join us on May 10th to find out. Read our media advisory for more information.
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.
Thank you to Printing for Less for sponsoring our new banner! Check them out at www.printingforless.com.