Children First/Communities in Schools’ summer camp gives low-income students a chance to ride horses, raft, zipline and hike each summer. Photos by Jodi Ford.
Children from the local nonprofit Children First/CIS performed a wide range of dance routines at LEAF this spring. This short video shows off their moves. Photo by Jodi Ford.
Amelia Lozano and her family are just one example of Latino community members who have been helped by the Children First/CIS Family Resource Center at Emma. Photos and story by Jodi Ford of Children First/CIS.
“In the mornings I am in the office. In the afternoons I am in the trenches,” says AmeriCorps volunteer James Sisk. Jodi Ford of Children First/Communities In Schools sat down with three AmeriCorps volunteers to find out what it’s like to serve our community.
Community leaders Terry Van Duyn and Jennie Eblen launched a matching grant challenge to benefit Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. The organization released a new video to celebrate. Photo by Jodi Ford.
Local kids are back at school and the Children First/CIS learning center is in action. The nonprofit documented a day in the life of the children, teachers and volunteers that make the learning center shine. Photos by Jodi Ford.
Pat LaPier, president of the Buncombe County Foster Care Association, is in a unique position. She donates her time to the community and also receives services from Children First/Communities In Schools Family Resource Center at Emma. Jodi Ford of Children First/Communities In Schools tells her story. Photos by Jodi Ford.
Children First/CIS, a local nonprofit that uses education and advocacy to fight child poverty, celebrates its success stories with Xpress in this monthly column. This month, meet a dedicated volunteer and two boys he’s helping develop into thriving children. Photo courtesy of Children First.
The children of the Emma Community have a new way of getting to school. A “walking school bus” puts the neighborhood’s new sidewalks to use and gives students a safer way to walk to school.