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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

42 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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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.

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.

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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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.

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!!!!

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.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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!

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.

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volounteer at Hilliard Middle School, I have learned about the needs of our children in dealing with life issues and I applaud the efforts of all of our volounteers everywhere.

Alice25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer in the CIS program at both Callahan and Hilliard middle schools I have been able to witness first hand the impact their programs have on at risk kids. I have seen attitudes towards school improve. CIS is there to provide support for these students and I know it is having a possitive affect on their lives. I am proud to do my small part in working with CIS as a Life Skills facilitator.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CIS is the best organization to help local children "in need".
CIS provides a climate of safety and support in an educational environment - much needed in our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Communities In Schools is an amazing experience. It's one of those rare volunteer opportunities where you feel both fulfilled and appreciated, and that your time and efforts do make a difference. I've been involved in a variety of activities and projects, and the dedication shown by Susan Milana, the CIS staff and everyone I've worked with is truly inspiring. Their efforts enable the program to provide a remarkable range of support and services--as well as opportunites--to our schoolchildren, their families and our community. I'm glad I can be part of it all!