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AT&T donates to help kids finish school

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 23, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - AT&T made a big donation to Communities in Schools today. This $50,000 check was given to the program to strengthen its performance Learning Center.

The center opened six years ago and has since graduated 85 students. As the check was being presented, Courtney Brinson with AT&T said it's imperative that the community not only focus on academically successful students, it must also help bring students who face challenges up to speed and help them graduate.

"We're so excited and very grateful for a company, organization like AT&T to really look at the state of our children and the future of our kids," said Executive Director Susan Haynes.

Courtney Brinson said, "There's some nurturing, there are opportunities provided here that keep them on track that allow them to be promoted and ultimately, allow them to graduate."

The money will be used to hire a new Services Coordinator, and also to buy supplies and fund programming.

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