Bruce Murray, Executive Director, 828-649-9276 EX: 248

Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. – and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase on-time graduation. ———————————————————————————————————————

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Katelyn, one of our graduates, celebrating her accomplishment! We are so proud of you, Katelyn!



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Beth Herdman with student at the drawing for the Spring Garden Raffle.

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 CISMC Spring Raffle

Wheelbarrow & Garden Supplies

Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

Drawing will be Monday, June 13

Winner must pick up the wheelbarrow and items

at A-B Tech Madison

Thank you for your support!



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Rev. Steve Honeycutt

The News-Record & Sentinel      October 14, 2015

New Director Named for CISMC Board               

The Board of Directors of the Communities In Schools of Madison County (CISMC) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Steve Honeycutt to the Board of Directors.

“We are very fortunate that Steve agreed to serve on our Board,” said Connie Buckner, Board Chair. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge of this area and its people through his pastoral experience and his work with other nonprofit boards.”

Steve is a native of Western North Carolina, and a graduate of North Buncombe High School, Asheville Buncombe Technical College and Mars Hill University. He worked for Square D Corporation in different management positions until his retirement in 2007. He also served as pastor for North Fork and Long Branch Baptist churches in Madison County for 34 years. He assumed his current role as the Associational Missionary for the French Broad Baptist Association in 2012.

Steve lives with his wife, Beverly, in the Leicester community in north Buncombe County. He also serves on the Community Housing Coalition board (CHC) and Mountain Area Pregnancy Service (MAPS).

“All of my pastoral work has been in Madison County and I have a great love for this area,” reports Steve. “I feel honored to have been asked to serve on the CISMC board to help ensure our young people have every opportunity to complete their education.”

Communities In Schools is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that matches local people and resources to the needs of local children. CIS is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. In Madison County, CISMC works with high school and middle school students providing tutors and mentors where needed. CISMC helped enable 25 students to receive their high school diplomas last June. CISMC also tutors children one-on-one to improve math skills at Mars Hill and Brush Creek Elementary Schools.

CISMC continues its important work through the generosity of community members who support Madison County children through donations of time and money. For more information about CISMC, how to volunteer, or to donate to its programs for Madison County students, contact Executive Director Bruce Murray at 649-9276 extension 248 or online at: Visit the CISMC website: