Arlington, VA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
On January 8, President Obama announced his nomination of Wes Moore to the bipartisan board of directors for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). As the nation’s largest grant-giving organization for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a crucial role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s education challenges.
“Wes Moore’s nomination to the CNCS board of directors means that America’s students can look forward to a strong advocate for community support systems,” said Dan Cardinali, President of Communities In Schools. “With his extraordinary record of public service and youth advocacy, I cannot think of anyone better suited to fulfill the important mission of the CNCS.”
Wes is an accomplished author, community activist, youth advocate, Army veteran and Rhodes scholar and the author of, The Other Wes Moore, a New York Times bestseller. He currently hosts “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
More information on Wes’s nomination can be found here.
About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in 2,400 schools and community-based sites, in the most challenged communities in 27 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves more than 1.2 million young people and their families every year. It has been shown through an independent evaluation to be the nation’s only dropout prevention organization proven to both increase graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. Visit our website at http://www.communitiesinschools.org.