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Nike & Communities in Schools of Memphis donate shoes & clothing to hundreds of Memphis students

The group "Communities in Schools of Memphis" was selected by the shoe company for a special shoe and clothing distribution for around 500 students.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hundreds of students are getting the new year started right with style and comfort.

The group Communities in Schools of Memphis partnered with Nike for a special shoe and clothing distribution for around 500 students.

Organizers said students now have a renewed sense of hope and comfort as they continue through their academic year.

Communities in Schools works to remove non-academic barriers - like absenteeism and behavioral issues - to help students succeed in the classroom.

CIS of Memphis In schools to break barriers.