I currently work with Communities In Schools Hampton Roads, but I began as a volunteer. I volunteered to service teen parents within the school by offering them parenting education and providing community resources that they may not have been aware of. As a volunteer I heard the stories of these youth and the struggles they faced as young parents, but also as students who simply needed support and encouragement. I wanted to be a part of the organization and support it's mission of building relationships and helping students succeed. I applied for the position when it came available and was offered the opportunity and I took it! Who wouldn't want to be a part of a great transformative process in a student's life.
I have worked for Communities In Schools for 4 years. This is my second year working for CISHR. The team that I work with are dedicated to upholding our national motto: "To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life". We are passionate about the students that we work with and the communities we serve.
This is a great organization with excellent leadership an proven results. I bet you know a student who can testify!
I teach at The Performance Learning Center which partners with Communities in Schools. We have changed the lives of many students. I had a student who was extremely shy and self- conscious and had not thrived in the bigger high school. He did well here and is now in community college. His mother told me at graduation that this school had saved him and in turn saved her as well. This is why I do what I do.
Hampton Performance Learning Center
CIS HR has a major impact on our community and on our youth. The work they are doing every day in the schools and in the community is admirable and a neccessity! I support CISHR and hope they get the recognition they deserve!!!
One of the best drop out prevention organizations to be apart of.. We care, We track and we provide targeted services.
CISHR hired me four years ago and has really given me the opportunity of growth and development throughout the years. The impact we have on the school systems and the impact we have on students and families is a great feeling that allows me to comfortably sleep at night. There is no better feeling when waking up in the mornings and not feeling as though you are going to work, but you're doing something more powerful and meaningful not just for yourself but for your community.