Contentnea Creek Development Company and Standout Properties Partner with Communities In Schools of NC

Companies will donate a portion of each sale to leading dropout prevention program.

Raleigh, NC, November 21, 2007 --( Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) has teamed up with local developer, Contentnea Creek Development Company, and the real estate firm, Standout Properties, to ensure that area students stay in school. Contentnea Creek and Standout Properties have recently agreed to donate $200 per house sold in their communities as part of the CIS initiative, Lots For Learning®.

“Lots For Learning is a state wide financial development initiative of Communities In Schools of North Carolina,” noted Linda Harrill, president and chief executive officer of CISNC. “CIS continues to be strengthened because of companies such as Contentnea Creek and Standout Properties getting involved and recognizing the economic impact of keeping our students in school.”

“Lots For Learning is a great manner in which to give back to the community,” said Dan Sullivan, spokesperson for both companies. “We realize that by participating in this program, we’re supporting education and helping students achieve their goals.”

In addition to the $100 per home sold donated by Standout Properties, the onsite listing agent will also donate $100 per home sold. Currently, Standout Properties is the exclusive agency for all of Contentnea Creek Development’s neighborhoods: Ethan’s Glen, Normandy Glen, Bishop’s Grant, Windfall, and The Gates.

About Standout Properties
Standout Properties is a full service real estate company based in Raleigh, NC. Building on over 50 years of combined experience and referrals from past satisfied customers, these professionals can help buyers and sellers alike with all areas of real estate marketing. For more information, visit

About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools has earned its place as the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. There are 39 local operational affiliates in North Carolina serving over 400 schools and other sites. During the past school year, CIS served over 130,000 youth and family members and it maintains a presence in the five largest school districts in North Carolina. For more information on Communities In Schools of North Carolina, visit

Graham H. Wilson