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.
Meet Jarvis, a senior at New Hanover High School. Jarvis comes from a loving and supportive family, is an outstanding student, and an exceptional football player. But like any other teen, a little extra support can go a long way! He loves sports, music, poetry, and working hard. In school, his favorite subject is history. Jarvis is President of CIS’ Legacy group at New Hanover, which encourages young men to be leaders. When asked what he likes best about his CIS Student …Support Specialist, he named three things: Honest. Smart. Talented. “Mr. Rashad helps me put all my ideas in to motion. He believes in me and is very supportive of me. He has played a big part in my senior project so far and I know with his help I will have no problem completing my project. He gives me good advice and always keeps it honest with me.” After high school, Jarvis plans to attend college and major in either Business Administration or Finance, then he plans to open several successful businesses. With his drive, we have no doubt Jarvis will go far!
Meet Ja’Mahlriona, a 6th grader at Virgo Preparatory Academy! Ja’Mahlronia has 6 siblings, 3 of whom attend Virgo with her. Ja’Mahlriona is a great student who is always willing to help her peers. She exhibits Virgo P.R.I.D.E. every day by working hard in class and completing all of her assignments. She enjoys doing hair and hanging out with her family, and in school her favorite subject is math. With encouragement from her CIS Student Support Specialist at Virgo, and her teachers, Ja’Mahlriona plans to keep up the hard work and go to college!
This week’s Student of Success is LaNaijah, a freshman at the Career Readiness Academy at Mosley Performance Learning Center. LaNaijah’s positive personality is contagious and she has become a role model to many. She helps her peers want to do better and rise up – she is a true leader! LaNaijah loves her friends, the different teaching styles of her teachers, and LOVES math. LaNaijah grew up watching her uncle coach soccer to her cousins, which led to a love of watching the sport. She also is happiest being around little kids. After college, LaNaijah wants to be a software engineer. We can’t wait to see the great things LaNaijah will accomplish the rest of her high school career and beyond!
Sabrina Lee is a senior this year at Laney High school. She has grown up in Wilmington and has even lived in the same home since she was 1 year old. Communities In Schools of Cape Fear began working with Sabrina last year when she became pregnant. Since then, Sabrina’s Site Coordinators have been working with her to put a plan in place that enabled her to stay in school while pregnant and parenting. When asked what she liked about her Site Coordinators, Sabrina said “she would not be in school if it had not been for her Site Coordinators. CIS has made graduating become possible.” She went on to say that the BabyFast and Mother Reads programs have given her “a chance to talk to other girls about what she is going through as a mother.”