Diplomas Now is a unique collaborative model that unites three organizations – Johns Hopkins University Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools (CIS) – all of which have proven track records of improving school success and student achievement, to create an innovative secondary school partnership focused on meeting the holistic needs of all students.

Ms. Genevieve Amaris, Talent Development


Talent Development Secondary: Welcome back everyone my name is Genevieve Amaris and I will again serve Georgia Jones-Ayers as School Transformation Facilitator from Johns Hopkins University Talent Development Secondary. My primary focus will be on comprehensive on-site support, which will allow me to assist the administration, faculty and staff with building a strong and safe school environment, and ensuring that the right students receive the right interventions/support at the right time. An essential function that I will carry out is the facilitation of weekly Early Warning Indicator Meeting (EWI) surrounding Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance (ABC’s) with all grade-level core subject teachers. If there is any way I can be of assistance to you, my office is in the Main Office, and I can be reached at either gamaris@jhu.edu or ext. 2208.


Britni Garcia, Program Manager

City Year: City Year AmeriCorps Members and I (Britni Garcia, Program Manager) would like to wish everyone here at Georgia Jones-Ayers a great new year. This year’s team of diverse young people called AmeriCorps members will be working to improve Georgia Jones-Ayers’ student attendance, behavior and course performance in English and Math. As tutors, mentors and role models, AmeriCorps Members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed through one-on-one or small group tutoring before, during and after school, energetic morning greetings, make attendance and positive phone calls home and lead mentor groups, and organize and lead activities, celebrations and projects to improve the community and school environment I can be reached at bgarcia@cityyear.org .


Ms. Kaveecia Moore, Communities in School

Community In Schools of Miami: GO MUSTANGS and Welcome back!!! My name is Ms. Kaveecia Moore (Communities in Schools Site Coordinator) and I have an open door policy, which means if you need anything at all just come and see me and I will do my best to help you out. CIS OFFICE is located in the Main Office. If your student needs one-on-one counseling, community service, paper, backpacks, school supplies, references, advice, community resources. CIS is here to assist you. CIS CONSENT FORMS are extremely important and needed by every student receiving any service through DN. I can be reached at kmoore@cismiami.org or ext 2211.