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Communities In Schools Celebrates High School Seniors With World's Biggest Graduation Celebration

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Graduates Join Movement to Change the Picture of Education in America

ARLINGTON, Va., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life, today kicked off the world's largest interactive digital event designed to celebrate the Class of 2014 and inspire Americans to help CIS change the picture of education.

The "World's Biggest Graduation Celebration" will connect real-time social media interactions between millions of students across the nation on their graduation day, forming the world's largest graduation processional online.   

Graduating seniors, along with their teachers, friends and family, will be invited to share graduation day photos, videos and messages on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Vine, using the hashtag #ClassofChange

The social effort will form the world's largest graduation processional and tell a powerful and moving story of how students, families, schools and communities are helping change the picture of education in America. 

The processional will be featured from May through June on the Communities In Schools website at http://www.communitiesinschools.org/classofchange/.

Also as part of the celebration, CIS is inviting students, parents and teachers to honor the Class of 2014 by posting well wishes, photos and videos to the:

The "World's Biggest Graduation Celebration" is part of Communities In Schools' Change the Picture national branding campaign. Launched in April, the campaign shares stories of kids who are succeeding in school despite challenging obstacles and provides concrete data on the results and effectiveness of the CIS network, which successfully serves 1.3 million students each year.

About Communities In Schools

Working with both schools and their surrounding communities, Communities In Schools does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools throughout the country, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student's specific needs. Operating in more than 2,200 schools in the most challenged communities of 26 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

For more information on Communities In Schools, please visit: www.CommunitiesInSchools.org

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