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Letter: CIS is helping students with United Way’s help

Communities In Schools of Rowan County is united with Rowan Salisbury Schools to serve eight local schools. CIS Rowan works to bring resources to students and families that are impacted by poverty and low academic performance. We’re in those schools every day.

We are united with other local agencies to bring a wide and rich variety of resources and experiences that support and enrich the work of schools and their teachers every day. Our partner agencies include the Central Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America to bring Cub Scouting to elementary schools and EnergizeNC STEM experiences to middle schools.

Our community businesses collect and donate thousands of school supplies. Both the Salvation Army and Rowan Vocational Opportunities unite with CIS Rowan to pick up and deliver the supplies. Those supplies are used every day!

We are united with hundreds of community volunteer tutors and mentors. These are open hearted citizens wishing to give of their time to help children and teens. Our partner Rowan County Literacy Council provides tutors dedicated to improving the reading level of elementary school students. Tutors are at work in our schools every day!

CIS Rowan depends on the generosity of donations and grants, but the foundation of our support is the United Way of Rowan County. The United Way annual campaign closes soon. I appeal to you to become our partner by making a pledge to the United Way of Rowan County. It’s so simple to go to https://www.rowanunitedway.org/donate/ and help CIS Rowan and the other fourteen partner agencies. Your gift made on one day will change the life of people in need every day!

— Dr. Ron Turbyfill

Salisbury

Turbyfill is executive director of Communities In Schools of Rowan County.

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