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Communities In Schools Of Greater Tarrant County, Inc. Announces New Development Officer

Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County, Inc. (CIS-GTC) announced in a press release the addition of Michelle Riffle as the organization’s new development officer.

Riffle comes to CIS-GTC from the software company, RainMaker.  Her previous professional experience includes community engagement at Girls Inc. of Tarrant County and development for Casa Manana.

Riffle received her bachelor’s degree in classical flute performance from Pennsylvania’s Duquense University, and holds a master of music from the University of Texas at Arlington. She works seasonally with the Fort Worth Symphony.


Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County is a 501c3 non-profit that is part of a national network of CIS programs serving more than 1.2 million students. The Fort Worth-based organization began from a 1990-91 United Way task force focusing on the critical dropout problem for two FWISD high schools by serving less than 200 students. Today, CIS-GTC is currently placed in 46 schools across 8 Tarrant County school districts for the 2017-2018 school year, serving students who are identified by their schools as most at-risk of dropping out. CIS-GTC serves not only students, but their families, assessing their unique needs and working with more than 80 community partner organizations to connect the students with the resources they need to address a wide range of issues. The mission of CIS-GTC is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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