What We Do
What We Do
Communities In Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg takes a holistic approach to increasing graduation rates in our school district by addressing the physical, emotional and academic needs of children and their families through a comprehensive range of services delivered to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. CIS is the only local agency that places full time school-based coordinators in the schools we serve to work with students and their parents/legal guardians, teachers, social workers and school administrators to enhance student success.
By determining students’ needs and surrounding them with a community of support through relationships established with local businesses, social services agencies, health care providers, faith communities, and civic and other volunteer organizations, CIS makes it possible for many of Charlotte’s most vulnerable students to focus on their education; chart their course through elementary, middle, and high school; and ultimately make plans for college, a vocation, and/or a career.
The CIS “safety net” of services includes:
- School-based drop out prevention at the elementary, middle, and high school levels;
- College access and career readiness programming;
- Support for teen mothers balancing the challenge of childcare and high school graduation; and
- Working with youthful offenders to help them pursue their education.
Working closely with principals, teachers, community leaders, over 100 other agencies and community partners, and hundreds of volunteers, Communities In Schools is able to achieve extraordinary results with modest resources.