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Communities in Schools of Nassau County Inc

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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

116 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. :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My child has benefitted so much by being able to go to the Home Work Club. She has now become and Honor Roll student and now has goals to attend college. Communities In Schools help so many students in Nassau County that have no other place to go for counseling, mentoring, food and clothes and Love. I feel if a person can give back to this organization with time or money they will be richly rewarded by seeing smiles on students faces that might not otherwise be there. Thank you CIS for all that you do. Anne Barbanel

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was helped by Communities in Schools by attending what they call "homework club".
It was helpful to get assistance by people who know how to do the work that is required, especially in math.
It also made time at home more about family and less about the stress of homework.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities in School is a great Non-profit organization . They help students who feel hopeless about school work and thinking about dropping out feel more confident about going to school and bringing their GPA up.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received before school tutoring from Community in Schools at HMSHS.This is a terrific program.I've seen significant improvements in my son's grades, test scores, behavior and confidence.I love knowing someone else cares and is looking out for him and checking up on him.

Susan392

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To be honest, I really didn't know much about this organization until I was asked to volunteer. Now I know they do anything and everything to help a child achieve. Seeing the HUGE smiles all around when the results in grade improvement are announced is just priceless.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization that has measurable results with the children here in Nassau County. I have met some of the youth who have been in the program and who each shared how they benefited from CIS in their school. Keep up the great work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Communities in Schools offers a great program to help kids succeed. Knowing someone cares and shares in their successes can make substantial difference in their ability to achieve their dreams making their lives and all around them positive and productive members of their community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Community in Schools of Nassau County, FL is a prime example of an organization that works to help students succeed in school and achieve in life. They work very closely with the schools to provide additional support through several avenues (i.e. tutoring and homework help, individual coaching and mentoring, and behavior management).

They are really making a difference in the lives of children here in Nassau County!

Allison52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such a great organization!! They are a great asset to the community and have helped and continue to help so many students!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was an AB Honor Roll student in elementary school but her first year in middle school threw her a big curve ball with the amount of work required and the complexity of the work. Her grades slipped dramatically and whenever I tried to help her understand her homework it often times ended in frustration and tears. One of her teachers suggested the Homework Club run by the Communities in Schools program and what a huge help they were to my daughter! Her grades improved and so did her understanding of the work and what was expected of her! We are forever grateful to this fantastic program!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CIS is wonderful. Their after school program is just what we need to ensure our daughter completes homework every afternoon and continues to succeed in school. The volunteers are wonderful. The program is exemplary.

Jacqueline20

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son enjoyed the homework club and he's looking forward to attending this school year.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has participated in the community in schools program and it has helped him a lot. I just want to say Thank you to everyone that has anything to do with the program. It's excellent!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Inspiring at risk students to value both themselves, and their education is only one of the many ways middle school students grow and develop into responsible contributing members of their community. The community becomes stronger, the crime rate drops, and above all, the students gain self respect and positive self image through the programs offered by Communities in Schools Nassau County.
The contributions made by companies, and individual donors are maximized by the 100s of Volunteer hours spent working with these students, and in turn, the communities of Nassau County benefit!

Anna78

Client Served

Rating: 4

Ms. Guest was a God Sent to my son in the first two years of middle school. The program help to keep him focused and to get his homework done, and to get help with some of his math work as well. The program is a must have for every student. The last year, he was able to help some other students in the program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CIS has been a great help to my son for the past two years. He made the A-B honor roll for the first time last year and I did not have to help him with any of his homework! I would highly recommend the program to any parent with a child that is struggling in school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CIS has been a big help especially in the tutoring program for my daughter. She is doing a lot better with the support of CIS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CIS is a must in our community. There are children & teens who need help with school, maybe a little extra attention, and maybe a listening ear to go along with that. CIS staff members do their best to be whatever it is that each individual child needs to be successful in school and in life. They are a wonderful nonprofit agency & I am thankful they exist in our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mrs Dinwiddie and her coaching staff is doing a great job of helping our students to become better citizens for the community. I applaud their efforts to keep our children interested in learning.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CIS provides a great service to children and families in the community. Hope they will always have the backing to keep going.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My daughter puts her heart and soul into this project. Great job!