We’re All In For Kids, Our Official Philanthropy: Communities in Schools
Leesa Harper Rispoli, President, Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS® moved into 2018 with a new commitment to support children and schools. Prior to real estate, and taking the helm at CBHarper, Leesa achieved significantly training and schooling that ultimately led to her working toward her Ph.D. from UT Austin. Her extensive administrative background with North East Independent School District afforded her an inside look at the local education system through her role as a Special Education teacher, Special Education Coordinator, and Academic Dean. It was these on-hands on experiences in the community that solidified her passion for helping others, especially children. On this converged path she wanted to merge her dream of giving back with the legacy of her family’s visionary company, which led to Communities In Schools.
Communities in Schools of San Antonio is an organization that does whatever it takes to help at-risk students stay in school and succeed in life. CBHarper’s new initiative donates a portion of the proceeds from EACH home transaction. Additionally, CBHarper will match donations given by the agents up to $5.00 per home transaction. This translates to an estimated $20,000 in annual donations for 2018. The year-to-date donations since the implementation of this program total $4,014 as of April 2018.
“The Communities In School’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. And the commitment of the CBHarper Realtors is a perfect example of that community support. Through your generous donations, thousands of at-risk students in San Antonio will now have the tools they need to be successful in school and remain on the path to graduation.”, says Melissa Kazen of CIS.
In the U.S., approximately 1 in 5 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. With your support, we can ensure CIS’s commitment to providing safe spaces for all students. The goal is to make the biggest positive impact possible by providing a way for CBHarper employees, agents, partners, and others looking to make a difference, the chance to give back.
If you would like to make a direct donation, or for more information on this program email PR@CBHarper.com