Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.

Nomination forms are available in Wilkes County at the following location(s): Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina located at 613 Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro, United Way of Wilkes County located at 910 C Street in North Wilkesboro, and the Wilkes County Public Library located at 215 10th Street in North Wilkesboro. This year, the nomination form will also be available at as an online form which also can be submitted online. It can be found under the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards tab then look for Nomination Forms.

Please return the completed forms by mail to Angie Yates, Communities In Schools, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or by email at no later than close of business January 6, 2020.

Join CIS for a Night at the Movies

Join us for free showings of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the newly released “Frozen II”

at Liberty Theatre, 816 Main St. North Wilkesboro, NC on December 6th, at 3:30, 6:30, and 9:00 pm. Please bring a stocking stuffer for a donation in lieu of admission into the movie. We hope to see you there.

CIS thanks Piedmont Federal for their support!


Follow this link for more information.



CISNWNC Night at Village Inn Pizza


On October 24th from 5-8 pm, you can help support Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina by eating pizza! Village Inn Pizza in Alexander (both Bethlehem and Taylorsville locations), Ashe, and Wilkes counties will be giving 10% of the night’s proceeds to CIS. Just tell the cashier you are there on behalf of CIS when you order. How easy is that?

Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 24th, and between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 pm, take the family and enjoy some delicious pizza at the Village Inn closest to you in Alexander, Ashe, or Wilkes counties and support Communities In Schools.

Village Inn Pizza Night

F’All In For Kids 5K

Communities In Schools of Northwest NC is proud to present the first annual F’All in For Kids 5K on Saturday, October 19th.  The race will be in beautiful Todd, NC, along the river.

Please follow this link to learn all about it. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lip Sync Battle 2019

It is that time of year, my friends. The CIS Lip Sync Battle! Click on the flyer below to learn about how to join in the fun. You can challenge friends or come be an audience member. If you have more questions, contact Caitlin, Director of Community Engagement, 336-651-7830