Communities In Schools' mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and acheive in life.
By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child receives these “Five Basics”:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
Communities In Schools of Northwest North Carolina has grown to include expanding programs and services that currently includes serving over 650 students with direct services and over 8,000 students with indirect services. The growth also includes expansion by brokering programs and services into Alexander and the newest expansion into Ashe County.
Below are links to the local affilate, state and national Community In Schools websites.
CISNWNC – www.cisnwnc.org
CISNC - http://www.cisnc.org/
CIS National - https://www.communitiesinschools.org/
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