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Communities in Schools of North Carolina Releases Podcast on Kramden Institute Partnership


Raleigh, NC, February 21, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) (www.cisnc.org) has announced the formal release of an audio podcast featuring Linda Harrill, president and CEO of CISNC, and Mark Dibner, executive director of Kramden Institute. In the podcast, Harrill and Dibner discuss why the organizations teamed up, the benefits and goals of the partnership, and how the organizations plan to bridge the digital divide for at-risk students across North Carolina. The podcast is now available for download at www.mmimarketing.com/podcast/cisnc-partners-with-kramden-institute.

Kramden Institute, Inc. relies on computer donations from businesses and individuals as well as volunteers to refurbish the computers for deserving students. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has donated more than 2,700 refurbished computers with the help of 800 volunteers and community personal and corporate donations. The organization holds regular volunteer refurbishing sessions on the third Saturday of each month and every Wednesday evening as well as at its periodic “Geek-A-Thon®” events. For more information on volunteering, visit www.kramden.org/volunteer/upcoming-events or e-mail volunteers@kramden.org.

Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), an independently incorporated nonprofit, was established in 1989 as a part of the national Communities In Schools network. The organization is the nation’s largest community-based dropout prevention program with nearly 200 communities serving 1.2 million youth in the United States. For more information about CISNC, call (800) 849-8881 or visit their Web site at www.cisnc.org.

“I am pleased to announce the release of this podcast detailing Communities In Schools of North Carolina’s partnership with Kramden Institute,” said Harrill. “We are excited to work together to fulfill our joint mission to bridge the digital divide and help kids stay in school.”

About Communities In Schools Of North Carolina:
Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), an independently incorporated nonprofit, was established in 1989 as a part of the national Communities In Schools network. The organization is the nation’s largest community-based dropout prevention program with nearly 200 communities serving 1.2 million youth in the United States. CISNC is overseen by a board of directors that represents both public and private interests for the state. The 39 local CIS affiliates across North Carolina connect existing county-wide resources with students and their families at schools to ensure that youth continue to stay in school, learn necessary skills and are well-prepared to begin working or attend a post-secondary school after graduation. CISNC provides both regional and on-site training and technical assistance, serves as an information center for local communities concerned about young people at risk of school failure, and builds partnerships with state agencies and organizations to benefit youth across the state. For more information, call (800) 849-8881 or visit their Web site at www.cisnc.org

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com
PR Firms Raleigh, N.C.

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