What We Do
Communities In Schools (CIS) surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Utilizing the CIS model, we assist selected communities and schools throughout Georgia to develop, implement and support locally-defined, comprehensive education progams. The integrated student services model enables kids to graduate from high school and prepares them to succeed in college or a career.
The state office, Communities In Schools of Georgia, provides technical assistance, training, program evaluation, fundraising support, advocacy and communications to our local affiliates. Local affiliates partner with school districts and connect community resources to families and kids based on the needs of the community. Key intiatives include mentoring, parent engagement, literacy, youth leadership, after-school programs, and Performance Learning Centers® (PLCs). PLCS are small high schools geared toward students not succeeding in the traditional school setting.