About Us

Communities In Schools began in 1999 after local leaders became concerned with the dropout rate in Dublin/Laurens County. With funding from Communities In Schools of Georgia, the South Central Health District, and $25,000 from the community, Communities In Schools of Laurens County, Inc. was born.


· Mr. Jeff Alligood – Board Chair – Department of Juvenile Justice

· Judge Tommy Bobbitt – Magistrate Court Judge

·  Dr. Lawton Davis – Vice- Chair – District Health Director, South Central Health District

·  Rev.Elgin Dixon – Pastor – Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church/ Superitendent – Twiggs County Public Schools

· Mr. Alphonso Durden – Treasurer – Store Manager, WalMart Super Center

· Dr. Julie Alligood –  Interim Superintendent, Laurens County Board of Education

· Dr. Chuck Ledbetter – Superintendent, Dublin City Schools

· Mrs. Penny Mackey – Secretary – Attorney – Robertson and Mackey

· Mrs.Laura Travick – Retired Educator

· Mr. Tim Veal – Nichols, Cauley, & Associates PC

Board Member Emeritus

· Joanne Hilburn

· Claretha Pullin

· Chief Robert Drew

· David Westerfield

· Beth Crumpton

Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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