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Communities in Schools gifted big check for drop-out prevention

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A Dougherty County organization is getting big support for their role in cutting down drop-out rates in schools.

AT&T presented a $40,000 check to Communities in Schools at the Career Performance Learning Center this morning. The money will help the program provide more services to the students in Dougherty County that are at risk of dropping out.

“We all, the school system, Communities in schools, our community in partners all start trying to provide that support as soon as we have access to those students, which is when they enroll in the public school system,” said Virginia Monroe, Communities in Schools of Albany/ Dougherty Co. Executive Director.

The money will held fund a full-time site coordinator at Monroe High School. They hope to expand to all 4 high schools. Communities in Schools is the largest drop-out prevention program in the nation.

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