CISCF works in partnership with public schools to identify and connect students, many in jeopardy of dropping out, with the community resources they need to stay engaged in school.
CISCF offers programs in area schools and brings community resources, services, parents and volunteers together to help meet students’ needs.
We offer programs in After School, Non-Traditional Learning, Teen Parenting and Dropout Prevention.
Learn more about what each of these programs have to offer to our youth and how they can enrich their lives and their learning with help from the community.
Communities In Schools is a local non profit supported by grants, corporate and private donations.
CISCF always has a list of items needed to support our programs and our services to youth. In addition, cash donations are greatly appreciated and always go directly to the services we provide for our local youth.
Athena Noble is a 7th grader at Williston Middle School. She is the baby of the family and has five older brothers and one older sister. She lives with her mother and helps her by doing chores and being responsible. Athena has attended several different schools, including Roger Bacon Academy and Winter Park, before arriving at Williston. Since entering Williston she has worked with Mrs. Sally Fields, the Communities In Schools Site Coordinator. Athena says that her Site Coordinator, “Mrs. Fields is easy to talk to, when I have a problem.” She is also “helpful in that if you need something she will connect you with what you need or get it for you…She helped me with some friendship issues last year.” Athena also credits her Site Coordinator with helping her feel better about herself and showing her that she could be a leader. Although High School graduation is still a long way off for this 7th grader, she already knows that she “would like to help people like a social worker or a teacher.” She says, “It is fun to help people.” We couldn’t agree more!
Alk’Kwon Hansley was born in Wilmington and raised by his grandmother. Alk’Kwon started high school at Ashley High, but began to struggle with teachers and attendance. He wanted a fresh start, so he transferred to Mosley Performance Learning Center where he will graduate in January 2015. He feels that if it hadn’t been for the support he received at Mosley he would not be on track for graduation and may have even dropped out. When asked about his Communities in Schools Site Coordinator at Mosley, he said “whenever I need something she gets it for me.” Alk’Kwon also credits his Site Coordinator with holding him accountable for his actions. Alk’Kwon plans on attending college, but is undecided on what he will study. We are so thrilled to have been a part of Alk’Kwon’s high school experience and know that he will go on to do something great!