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Communities in Schools of Nassau County Inc

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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

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. :)

India M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CIS was a huge help to our son last year at Yulee Middle School. He was able to get the help he needed and we saw his grades go up immediately. We are so thankful that this service is available in our community. If you have the opportunity to get your child into this program, do not hesitate to say yes. Thank you for all you do for my son, and of course, for all students!

Anissa T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a volunteer at the Callahan Schools. I may be a volunteer but I learn more from the students. Being a volunteer is a great thing to do, you not only help students but the teachers too. I believe we have the Best schools here in Nassau County in Florida.

Tracy69

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities in school has helped my son tremendously, I look forward to having them work with him again this year. Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Angela97

Client Served

Rating: 5

my daughter has participated in the communities after school program for the last three years. It has helped bring her out with her personality and overcome her shyness. It has also helped her with her grades and able to focus on doing her homework.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has used Communities in Schools for the last two years and I can't say enough good things about the program! His grades are top notch due to the help he is given and also it helps him to focus on his homework without any distractions from home. Thank-you!

1 PaulFM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped out at events and student/family meals and see how much CIS does for our kids and their families. Some don't have the help they need and CIS is there to provide or find the extra services that help them to do better in school and also in their life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is always great to help the kids. They are so appreciative of any time someone visits the program to help.

cstophel

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CIS is a wonderful partner with schools and other nonprofits to assist children succeed in school and life. I am proud of the work they do and their many successes!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personally heard through several different School Board Superintendents the amazing difference that CIS makes with their children. CIS is a great program for all schools!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Communities In Schools is a super agency that works within the school system as an added support to the school, the students and their families. I have known several youth and their families who received not only academic support but food and clothing due to a loss of their home to a fire. This agency reaches out to any student to help support them in any way needed. Thank you Communities In Schools of Nassau County!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities In Schools is a fantastic organization that helps students in Nassau County be successful in school and beyond. The staff are hardworking and diligent in providing whatever assistance they can to students and their families by building relationships. The programs results speak for themselves!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities in Schools is a great organization that helps students succeed and strive for greatness. The site directors and student service coordinators really care for the students needs. I am excited to see the future of CIS and to see the improvements within the students to become successful in their lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities in Schools of Nassau County is an amazing non-profit! They care so passionately and strongly for their students and help them to achieve in every way. I love how they are constantly looking for new ways to help their students and also how to get the community involved. The relationships built with the students are lasting and previous students always come back to share how they are doing and their successes. AMAZING PROGRAM!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Communities In Schools of Nassau County is doing big things for our students! The site directors do such a good job of making relationships with the students and doing whatever it takes to get them to succeed in school!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program is so helpful to individual students! The one-on-one relationships that are built do so much to increase the potential of so many students who do get this type of adult support elsewhere. I have seen grades increase and overall involvement in school and school related activities soar with many students who participate in CIS.

Stephanie92

Donor

Rating: 5

Communities in Schools of Nassau County is doing a great job with the youth of Nassau County. One of my dearest friends' daughter participated in the program, both her grades and attendance improved she progressed to the next grade level and qualified for honors classes.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Communities In Schools Nassau is a unique program supporting students and their families to navigate academics and other barriers found in life. Students are the hardest hit in tough times. In my mind, this an unfair dynamic to them. Students need to be students. Like us adults, they need time to learn, grow, rest, defuse and just have fun. They also need support in making good decisions and good choices in how best to handle life's impact. Communities In Schools Nassau offers this support. Programs go above and beyond in academic support, career coaching and development, college preparedness, emotional support, health and fitness, teaching Life Skills, and giving a host of basic needs support. A student excels when achievement occurs. Communities In Schools gives the opportunity and tools necessary in that achievement.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer serving at Communities In Schools of Nassau County, I've been able to get a unique perspective on what CIS does, and what a positive impact it has on the youth of our community. I've seen the positive change in students, both academically and emotionally. The CIS program gives students the support and positive influence they need to acheive their goals.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

they have helped me improve my grades. also they have helped me get time to do extra homework. finaly they help raised my GPA.

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.

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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.


Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a LST volunteer I enjoyed inter-action with both Hilliard & Callahan students. This program affords the ability to allow students an opportunity to hear life learning skills from someone other than whom they may deal with on a day-to-day basis. One more piece of support that hopefully assist our children in the growing process. I applaud Nassau county & its effort for reaching out in an attempt to help our children transition into mature young adults......

MRHumphrey

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunter with Communities in School. I found that it helps to direct our youth in being a complete person with a positive view of daily living. The tutoring program helps students excel in their classes. The Life Skill programs provides student with a means of talking about different issues if needed. It also give them the tools to make healthy decision. I have two great granddaughters that is a part of this program, It has been a big help to them. I am happy that I decided to be a part of CIS.