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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.

Donate to Communities In Schools today or take a look at our Wish List to see if you can donate any of the items we need!


  • Computers in good working order
  • Flat screen monitors
  • Canned food items
  • Feminine Products
  • Deodorant
  • Solid color hoodies
  • Polo shirts
  • Uniform clothes
  • Bus, minivan
  • Health Room supplies
  • Scholarships for students who graduate and go on to college



Become a Volunteer

“If I were asked what is the best thing one can expect in life, I would say–the privilege of being useful.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Too many young people ar failing in our public schools today, and consequently, leave school without the skills needed to succeed in life. When one realizes that over 85 percent of the juveniles in the court system and over 75 percent of our state prison inmates are high school dropouts, then one can begin to understand the enormous loss, and cost to society created by each year’s class of dropouts. ( See Dropout Prevention for local statistics)

Schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems face by today’s youth.

We invite you to become a part of the solution!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Board Membership: Communities In Schools of Cape Fear is always looking for community minded citizens who are interested in the welfare and success of our local youth. The CISCF Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at noon in the CISCF offices. Board members oversee the operations of the agency, participate in fundraising and marketing, and advocate for the agency in the community.
  • Volunteering to teach a class or lesson to the after school students: If you have a special talent, skill or interest, our students could benefit! One time lessons, or weekly lessons in dance, crafts, discussions, book studies, music, art, or physical activities would all be appreciated!
  • Volunteering to help at a school-based CIS event: our school-based staff need helping hands as they facilitate monthly school wide events that reach the entire student body. Volunteers are needed for help to set up tables and booths, greet guests, help facilitate student flow during the event and clean-up afterward.
  • Tutoring students in core subjects and preparation for End of Course and End of Grade Tests

High School

After School Programs: 3:30-6:30 Monday – Thursday
Locations: W.I.R.E. Youth Center downtown Wilmington

Middle School

Williston Middle School during the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm
After School Programs: 3:30-6:30 Monday – Thursday

Elementary School

PaSS–Partnership for School Success
Volunteers tutor 3rd or 6th grade students who are at risk of failing for 10 weeks prior to their End of Grade Tests. Tutoring is done between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm at selected elementary schools.