AT&T Awards USD1.25M to North Carolina Communities in Schools

Two North Carolina Communities In Schools (CIS) organizations have been selected to receive USD1.25 million from AT&T (NYSE: T) to support underserved students stay in school and prepare for their next step in life, the company said.

CIS of North Carolina and CIS of Wilkes County are two of only 18 recipients nationwide that will share in USD10 million from AT&T through the Aspire Connect to Success Competition. Recipient organizations deliver integrated student supports, focus on college or career preparation, and/or provide mentoring or peer-to-peer supports to help underserved students graduate.

AT&T advances education, strengthens communities and improves lives through philanthropic initiatives that drive innovation in education by bringing resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.