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News Release
Monday, October 31, 2011

Home Depot Adopts Brookside
Intermediate Dropout Prevention Program

Home Depot El Dorado had adopted the Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area) program at Brookside Intermediate School in Friendswood. CIS-Bay Area's dropout prevention program serves 12 schools in Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts.

Immediately following the adoption commitment, Home Depot El Dorado went to work to provide much-needed hoodies for more than 100 students at Brookside and to provide holiday support through Thanksgiving meals and Christmas giving to families. Brookside Principal Deanna Daws will also work with Home Depot El Dorado for some campus-wide improvements.

"Home Depot El Dorado is proud to be teaming up with such a great community partner like Communities In Schools-Bay Area and adopting Brookside Intermediate. At Home Depot one of our core values is giving back and we look forward to doing our part to make a positive impact on the children and the community," says Travis Humphreys, general manager of Home Depot El Dorado 1859.

Home Depot El Dorado joins other companies and groups in CIS-Bay Area's "Adopt a School Program." Several other schools are awaiting adoption.

For more information on the dropout prevention program, visit


Celebrating Home Depot's adoption of Brookside Intermediate's program are (from left) CIS-Bay Area's Diana Cobb, campus coordinator; Peter Wuenschel, executive director; Julia Poritz, campus intern; Janet Summers, program coordinator, and Brookside Principal Deanna Daws, and Home Depot's Monique Balshaw, Sidney Lazare, Travis Humphreys and Sheryl Shields.

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