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November 5, 2007

Albany--  Leaders of an educational partnership say they're helping to make a positive change in the Dougherty County School System.

Nationally, Communities in Schools has been around for 30 years. It's been in Albany and Dougherty County for nearly half of that time. The community-based organization tries to decrease the dropout rate.

It operates the Performance Learning Center at the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center where students who might not otherwise graduate get another chance.

"In a number of ways, we try to attack every barrier that keeps a student from graduating on time and being successful," said CIS of Albany/Dougherty Executive Director Lynn Borders.

At their annual meeting Monday, the group celebrated their accomplishments including lowering the dropout rate. Students also shared their success stories.

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