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Communities in Schools-Bay Area
News Release
Monday, October 03, 2011

USA Supports McWhirter Dropout Prevention Program

United Space Alliance (USA) recently adopted the Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area) dropout prevention program at McWhirter Elementary School. USA's commitment to the program's Adopt a School project will support at-risk students with food, clothing and school supplies drives as well as other activities.

USA joins Null-Lairson, Home Depot and Webster Presbyterian Church who have also "adopted" schools. Of the 12 CIS-Bay Area's schools, eight are still seeking a community partner. 

Virginia Barnes, USA CEO and president, recently delivered a $1000 check to help provide school supplies for the McWhirter students. "The heart of the community is our schools." said Barnes.

"I believe companies today have a responsibility to ensure that schools have the resources they need to deliver quality education to our students. Support for education goes beyond presentations in the classroom. It's our responsibility to do what we can to make sure our students are well prepared to learn. Providing basic needs helps further that goal and gives children a chance for a brighter future," Barnes added.

USA has been a long-time supporter of education and of CIS-Bay Area for more than seven years. USA is a world leader in space operations. Currently USA is applying its broad capabilities in NASA's International Space Station as well as space operations customers in the commercial and international space industry.

For more information on the dropout prevention program, visit

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