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CIS lets go of six employees amid financial shortfall


By Terry Davis | Mar 19, 2020

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Funding shortfall puts the future of Communities in School (CIS) at risk as officials announce that the bank accounts of the organization are overdrawn and the degree of shortfall is still being assessed.

According to Journal Patriot, CIS is a nonprofit organization that aims to help high school students complete their high school education and get jobs. It operates in four North Carolina counties namely, Wilkes, Alexander, Alleghany and Ashe county.

Earlier last week, the board members of CIS were informed about the deteriorating financial status of the organization by the Executive Director, Glendora Yarbrough. The board was told that the CIS is experiencing a funding shortfall with its bank accounts being overdrawn.

Six employees of the organization, including the executive director Glendora Yarbrough, were let go. The employees included finance director, executive director’s assistant, compliance director, coordinator of the Lunch Buddies mentoring program and Century Scholars program coordinator.

These positions will be filled by new employees hired by the Wilkes County schools. CIS of Northwest North Carolina is an affiliate of the Wilkes County Schools.

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