CIS presents ‘Music Tells The Story’

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Charleston Area, a dropout prevention organization that is part of the national Communities In Schools network, is proud to announce a new partnership with composer/songwriter/performer Ayala Asherov-Kalus that will culminate in a special performance on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund A. Burns Elementary School Auditorium in North Charleston.

Conceived by composer/songwriter/performer Ayala Asherov-Kalus working in partnership with CIS, Music Tells the Story is a pilot project to provide music education and enrichment for elementary school students to expand and inspire their developing reading and writing skills through creative expression and musical engagement.

The concert on May 16 will feature a performance of original compositions.

CIS 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 2,200 schools and community-based sites, in the most challenged communities in 26 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves 1.3 million young people and their families every year. Nationally, CIS has been shown through an independent evaluation to be the country’s only dropout prevention organization proven to both increase graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, CIS of Charleston serves more than 13,000 students in thirty Charleston and Berkeley County schools.

If more information is needed, contact Erin Billmayer at 740-67893 or visit www.cischarleston.org.

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