Communities In Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg
Empowering Students to Stay in School and Achieve in Life
The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential
601 East 5th Street Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28202
Programming and Services
CIS provides a "safety net" for at-risk students by coordinating and delivering community resources to students and families at the school site. The scope of current CIS programming includes school-based dropout prevention (PK-12), college access and career readiness services, support for teen mothers balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation, and working with youthful offenders to continue their education.
During 2010-2011 school year, CIS provided services to 5,735 students identified as most at risk for school failure in 44 Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school. Of those 5,735 students enrolled in CIS: 88% had an average daily attendance of 90% or greater, 99% stayed in school, and 93% were promoted to the next grade.
The Five CIS Basics
1. A one-on-one relationships with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start for a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and community
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