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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.

Target demographics: youth ages 11-18 struggling for any reason in today's challenging world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5200 youth who had access to our services at their school, 3000+ received short-term support, and 610 teens received intensive services in 2014-15,

Geographic areas served: Nassau County Florida

Programs: Tutoring, individual coaching and mentoring, before- and after- school academic programs, summer remediation, life skills, workforce readiness, community service projects, life skills and healthy choices, drug and alcohol prevention interviewing skills and individual coaching.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So far CIS has been great! My son is thoroughly loving it. I see it already making a difference in his grades. This is the first year for him, he's a 6th grader at Hilliard Middle Senior High School. Dr. D and her team are AWESOME! If you have a struggling child(ren) I highly recommend this program. :)

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Communities In Schools room has helped me in doing the interview challenge, which has helped e to know what an interview is like. The people in the CIS room are helpful and supportive of the student.

Previous Stories

Advisor

Rating: 5

Communities in Schools takes its mission of surrounding our students with a community of support to empower them to succeed in school and achieve in life very seriously.

As an advisor working directly with CIS students, I see this need on a daily basis. We know that many times students are struggling academically because they are being affected by a host of other factors.

Communities in Schools works diligently to try to address these issues as well as the students' academic needs, and it is very rewarding when our efforts result in happier, higher-achieving students.


Advisor

Rating: 4

Each year, I get an opportunity to review the record of CIS Nassau with the ED. They reach kids who lack almost any effective support at home, and provide feedback and encouragement to stay in school and learn. They don't always succeed, but most of the kids they serve stay in school and improve their grades. They need more resources to reach more kids.