Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania Assembles An Advisory Board For Berks County

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The board was created to represent and expand awareness of the nonprofit’s services in the county.

Allentown, Pa. (April 23, 2024) – Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania (CIS of Eastern PA) announced the formation of its Berks Advisory Board, which has been assembled to spread awareness of the nonprofit’s mission and services throughout Berks County.

“By assembling a dedicated group of local leaders and advocates, we aim to strengthen our efforts in supporting students and families across Berks County,” said Sandy Green, board member of CIS of Eastern PA and community liaison and government relations assistant at Kutztown University. “Together, with the guidance and expertise of the Berks Advisory Board, we are confident in our ability to make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve.”

The Berks Advisory Board is composed of a cross-section of business, community and nonprofit leaders who are interested in issues that impact youth and education in Berks County. The board’s goal is to expand awareness of CIS of Eastern PA in three ways: make recommendations for meeting the needs of Berks students consistent with the CIS mission and monitor program performance; act as an informed ambassador for the organization; and develop and engage in fundraising, communication and marketing activities in collaboration with CIS for its programs in Berks County.

The following individuals currently comprise the Berks Advisory Board:

“The CIS Berks Advisory Board includes local leaders and advocates who share our commitment to student success and support our efforts to expand the reach of CIS services,” said CIS of Eastern PA President and CEO Timothy Mulligan. “Each member brings a unique background and expertise. With their guidance and support, we will effectively build awareness of CIS of Eastern PA’s mission and, more importantly, grow services in Berks County, ensuring that every student has an opportunity to succeed.“

In addition, two CIS of Eastern PA board members also sit on the advisory board: Vice President of Advancement Maria Esposito and Mulligan.

For more information on CIS of Eastern PA, visit

About Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania

Started in 1983, Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania is part of the Communities In Schools national network, which consists of independent 501(c)(3) organizations serving over 1.6 million students in 25 states and the District of Columbia. With caring adults serving over 38,000 students in 42 schools throughout Lehigh, Northampton, Chester and Berks counties. The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We ensure students, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background, have what they need to succeed in school and beyond.


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Amiee Goldy