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TisBest.org Featured Charity: Citizen Schools

BY SHARON FELICIANO ON TISBEST.ORG, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 It’s the time of year when students and their families are settling into their back to school routines. For many of our children, the school year is enriched with plenty of time with adult mentors and enrichment activities. Unfortunately, many lower-income students do not have those same…

How Cisco supports tomorrow’s STEM superstars

At Citizen Schools, corporations committed to giving back to their communities play a large role in allowing us to bring our program to thousands of students across the country, and we’re fortunate to be working with one such company that takes CSR seriously: Cisco Systems, Inc. The term, “corporate social responsibility” might sound like another…

Program offers students credit for internships

By Sacha Pfeiffer BOSTON GLOBE | SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 An unpaid internship, Eric Schwarz likes to say, changed his life. At age 19, Schwarz took a semester off from the University of Vermont to volunteer for Gary Hart’s 1980 Senate reelection campaign. The experience gave him job skills, self-confidence, and a professional network, leading to another…

Citizen Schools Back to School Week 2016

We let our Citizen Schools staff across the country take control of our Instagram account for a week to show us how they were celebrating the new school year. Here’s what we got. [<a href=”//storify.com/citizenschools/citizen-schools-back-to-school-week-2016″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Citizen Schools Back To School Week 2016” on Storify</a>]

Citizen Schools Texas Names “Dialogue Houston” and “Interchange” Producer/Host Laurence Payne Board Chair

  HOUSTON – September 7, 2016 – Citizen Schools Texas is pleased to announce Laurence “Larry” Payne, Vice President of The Desir Group, as Chairman of Citizen Schools Texas Advisory Board.  Citizen Schools is a national non-profit that partners with middle schools in six states to provide an expanded learning day for students in lower income…