PRESS RELEASE/Gwinnett County Public Schools
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc. recently received a cash grant in the amount of $50,000 from Cisco in support of graduation success programs targeting the southern area of Gwinnett County, specifically and
The one-year grant will assist with specific programs such as the at South Gwinnett High, an intensive program for at-risk students with a specific goal of increasing the number of academic credits earned each semester. The program establishes a plan for success for each student in order to earn credit, pass state assessments, graduate on time, and prepare for postsecondary study. Shiloh High also plans to invest the grant in credit recovery efforts to support students with graduating on time. The schools will split the grant evenly.
“Graduation success is critical to a vibrant Gwinnett,” says Renee Byrd-Lewis, community relations director for Cisco. This grant will support the efforts of schools on the southern end of the county in addressing challenges and embracing techniques that can produce results.”
Cisco’s social investment is extensive in Gwinnett County. For example, many schools in Gwinnett County Public Schools benefit from matching dollar donations for every Cisco employee volunteer hour served. From sponsorships to public-private partnerships, Cisco seeks to impact and help the community through investments of technology, expertise, and cash in the areas of education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and critical human needs.