Mission: Communities in schools is a not for profit corporation whose purpose is to be a leader in the effort to keep at risk students in school through graduation by developing public/private commitment of community resources.
Programs: Success at schools (sas) program this program is an after-school enrichment program that serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade in low-performing schools. The focus of sas is to provide the opportunity for students and their families to learn new skills and discover new abilities and opportunities after the school day has ended. Challenging educational activities and fun games, including physical education and athletics, encourage student interest and learning. Family and parental involvement in learning opportunities and in school are highly desirable outcomes of the project. 1,294 students benefitted from sas in fiscal year ending june 30, 2017. Indicators for all programs were as follows: stay in school rate - 99%, promotion 94%, average daily attendance 95. 48%, proficient, end of course (students receiving tutoring) 78%, improvement/grades 78%, school to career 100%. In-kind contributions of salary, services and supplies amounted to $71,867
dudley and smith high school programs this program is designed to work specifically with 9th-10th grade students who have been identified as being at a greater risk of school failure and dropping out of school. Other students are served based on recommendations of teachers, school counselors, and other faculty/staff. The program provides best practices in dropout prevention, such as individual and classroom tutoring, mentoring, case management, and community involvement. Students are also eligible for incentives and enrichment opportunities based on factors, such as attendance, improvement, and citizenship. Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy for options and services to meet the individual, holistic needs of the student and family through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes. Individualized service delivery is based on comprehensive assessments used to develop a case or service plan. 1,469 students benefitted from dudley and smith high school programs with 386 cases managed in fiscal year end june 30, 2017. Twenty first century students served were 589 with 44 case managed. In-kind contributions of salary, services and supplies amounted to $120,746
african american male initiative (aami) program this program is a partnership of united way, african american leadership engagement group, guilford county schools, and cis to provide mentorships for african-american and other boys in grades 2-7 at wiley elementary school and jackson middle school. The mentorship program is designed to follow the boys throughout their secondary school education (grades 2-12) and to include both school and community-based activities. At its peak, the program will include wiley elementary school, jackson middle school, and smith high school. This program also involves intense mentor training, as well as ongoing character building and community service projects for boys and their mentors. 104 students benefitted from aami program in fiscal year end june 30, 2017. In-kind contributions of salary, services and supplies amounted to $44,456.
scholarship and enrichment and at&t career exploration programs.