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July 2009

Communities In Schools of the Midlands Service Learning The University of South Carolina’s Summer Academic Academies partnered with Communities In Schools of the Midlands to put their service learning skills to practice. The academic camp consisted of high school students interested in pursuing educations and careers in the fields of medicine and law. The students attended a workshop with CIS-M Volunteer Coordinator, VISTA Randi Johnson, where they learned about Communities In Schools of the Midlands and service learning. “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something,” said Johnson. The students exercised their skills by coordinating a school supply drive to support the Communities In Schools of the Midlands’ Success Academy students. Approximately three hundred dollors worth of school supplies were raised. For more information on how you can help support Communities In Schools of the Midlands’ supply drive, please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@cism.org of call 803.254.9727.

Dine For A Cause Fund Raiser Midlands Partners, a collection of local non-profit agencies working for a better Midlands, held a joint fund raiser during the first week of June. The partnering organizations include Communities In Schools of the Midlands, The Capital Senior Center, The Community Mediation Center, Eau Claire Health Cooperative, and Ed Venture Children’s Museum. Through the work of the Midlands Partnership AmeriCorps VISTAs, five local restaurants agreed to donating up to ten percent of their sales on specific night during Dine for a Cause Week The participating restaurants Include The Village Idiot, The Blue Marlin, Bull Market, Which Wich? of Main St, and Café Strudel. All members of the communities were invited to make their meals count for more then just food through a number of advertising avenues including the local radio stations, community news calendars, Facebook, and Yahoo! Events, and each organization’s newsletter. Many people throughout the community supported the event by eating out. Friends of the organizations raised awareness by inviting friends to dine out and holding group meetings at the restaurants. The partnership also received request from other restaurants to be included, should the fundraiser be repeated. This effort was a great success. Thank you to all of our supporters who attended.

School Supply Drive To Support Success Academy Students Throughout the 2009-2010 School Year

Calendar Of Events •

July 20-24th

Dent Success Academy

July 27-31st

E L Wright Success Academy.

For More Information on Success Academy please contact, Beth DeHart at 803.254.9727.

Championing Community Connections The Midlands community is rich with resources. Here are some opportunities that Communities In Schools of the Midlands would like to share with you.

Free CPR Certification Provided By Lexington County EMS Single-Session Classes Scheduled on 8/29/09, 10/22/2009, and 12/16/2009 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Form more information Contact Major Patty Labbe at 785-8148 plabbe@lex-co.com. The Community Farmers Market at Brookland Baptist Church Saturdays 9am-2pm (Will be open on July 4th) For more information contact Ralph at 467-1974 or Cal at 463-1588.

Questions or Comments? E-Mail us at volunteers@cism.org or call (803) 254-9727 Communities In Schools of the Midlands · P.O. Box 8884 · Columbia, SC 29202


July 2009 Newsletter  

July 2009 Newsletter for Communities In Schools of the Midlands

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