Friends of CIS Visit Excel Academy

On Monday, October 28, 2013 Excel Academy welcomed supporters of the Communities in Schools, or CIS program.  Visitors included Communities in School’s central office staff, including Rufus Samkin, CEO, friends of CIS, board members, and NISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Student, Family, and Community Services, Don Schmidt.  The purpose of the campus visit was to get a first-hand look at the positive impact CIS has had on our students.  Visitors took a tour of the campus and heard from several students about how CIS and Excel Academy have given them a second chance with a positive support system and educational environment so that they can be successful.