In the News

Flagpole Magazine published an article about the growing need of foster homes in Athens-Clarke County.  Tim Johnson, executive director of Family Connection-Communities In Schools, discussed how to combat this issue.

Tim Johnson, executive director of Family Connection-Communities In Schools, was interviewed by Athens Banner-Herald about the shortage of foster homes in Athens-Clarke County.

On Sunday, November 23, there will be a pre-release party for the new documentary, “R.E.M. by MTV” at Cine. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will go to support Community Connection and Family Connection-Communities In Schools.

Early in October, the pilot program to privatize foster care placement in Athens-Clarke County was put on hold.

On Friday, October 3, over 80 people came to a celebration of Athens-Clarke County’s designation as an Early Education Empowerment Zone

Athens-Clarke County was chosen as one of the four Early Education Empowerment Zones for the state.

Athens Banner-Herald wrote a great article about Grammy-nominated Shawn Mullins performing at the Melting Point Friday, September 5 to benefit Family Connection-Communities in Schools through Amplify Concert Series.

Athens Banner-Herald wrote a great article about our Change the Picture campaign kickoff.

Great concert by some of Athens best bands to benefit our work in Athens through Amplify Concert Series.

Great video by awesome Clarke Central High School students from the Everyday Film Festival weekend visit with director Jim McKay:

Thank you Athens Banner Herald for running this op-ed piece by our executive director at the top of the editorial page (and online) and also for including us in this front-page story encouraging year-end giving.

Our friends at The Athens Patch ran our letter to the community just before Christmas.

Elinor Rees, a great Athens community volunteer, wrote this letter to the editor about Family/Neighborhood/ Community Engagement Director Terris Thomas’s good work.

Bertis Downs, a great public education advocate and Athens community leader, wrote this letter to the editor referencing an article about our December Interagency meeting and calls for community support for our work and that of four other good local organizations.

Here’s an article about the great work of our CIS site coordinators, Leo Cotlar and Lindsey Cavin.