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Communities in Schools “Bow Ties & BBQ” Fundraiser

Communities in Schools of Miami’s Bow Ties & BBQ FundraiserSaturday, April 8, 5pm-8pm – Intercontinental at Doral Miami, 2505 NW 87th Ave, Doral

Communities in Schools of Miami (CIS of Miami) hosted its 28th annual fundraising event, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami. The annual fundraiser supports CIS of Miami’s educational programs and services that help over 20,000 South Florida students each year succeed in and out of school.

The theme of this year’s charity event was “Bow Ties & BBQ,” creating a family-friendly atmosphere to commemorate the organization’s dedication to empowering students to stay in school through mentoring, tutoring, development skills, community resources and more. Guests enjoyed a delicious barbecue buffet dinner, activities for both children and adults, silent auctions and craft sales. The silent auction offered luxury items including vacation packages, hotel stays, theme park tickets, adventure packages, restaurant gift certificates, spa treatments, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more.

Communities In Schools of Miami surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to needed community resources, and provides comprehensive wrap-around services including mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness and more. CIS of Miami serves more than 20,000 students each year and is an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, whose model has been proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduce dropout rates.


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