Our Mission

At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Our Programs

Current programs include Student Support Specialists at 23 area schools, afterschool programs, summer enrichment camps, programs to support and empower young parents, and restorative justice programs that serve as alternatives to the juvenile justice system.

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists provide case-managed services to students identified as being at-risk of dropping out, or in need of specific intervention services.

After School Programming

After School Programming

We support the needs of at-risk students and their families in a safe environment by providing free, positive, daily after-school programming to New Hanover County and Pender County students.

CIS Restorative Justice Programs

Diversion programs for low-level, juvenile offenders to recognize the harm they caused, the impact of their choices, and opportunities to repair the harm, without entering the justice system.

Baby Steps - Young Parent Support

Baby Steps Program is a two-tiered system of support for parents age 21 and younger, living in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Freedom School

This six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program is a research-based, multicultural Integrated Reading Curriculum that supports students and their families.

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists provide case-managed services to students identified as being at-risk of dropping out, or in need of specific intervention services.

After School Programming

After School Programming

We support the needs of at-risk students and their families in a safe environment by providing free, positive, daily after-school programming to New Hanover County and Pender County students.

CIS Restorative Justice Programs

Diversion programs for low-level, juvenile offenders to recognize the harm they caused, the impact of their choices, and opportunities to repair the harm, without entering the justice system.

Baby Steps - Young Parent Support

Baby Steps Program is a two-tiered system of support for parents age 21 and younger, living in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Freedom School

This six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program is a research-based, multicultural Integrated Reading Curriculum that supports students and their families.

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists

Student Support Specialists provide case-managed services to students identified as being at-risk of dropping out, or in need of specific intervention services.

After School Programming

After School Programming

We support the needs of at-risk students and their families in a safe environment by providing free, positive, daily after-school programming to New Hanover County and Pender County students.

CIS Restorative Justice Programs

Diversion programs for low-level, juvenile offenders to recognize the harm they caused, the impact of their choices, and opportunities to repair the harm, without entering the justice system.

Baby Steps - Young Parent Support

Baby Steps Program is a two-tiered system of support for parents age 21 and younger, living in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Freedom School

This six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program is a research-based, multicultural Integrated Reading Curriculum that supports students and their families.

Last school year we provided free programming and support to more than 15,000 students, 1,746 of those received ongoing, case-managed support.

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94%

graduated
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99%

stayed in school
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87%

improved their academics
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77%

improved their attendance
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71%

improved their behavior
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Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to support the services we provide for our local youth.

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Volunteer

Share your hobby, talents or interests with our students! Our programs need the support of caring adults to help keep students on the path to academic achievement.

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