WHO WE ARE
Founded nationally in the 1970s, Communities In Schools (CIS) has become the nation’s most effective and widely respected organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. CIS of Brunswick County is part of a national network of independent 501© 3 non-profit CIS affiliates working to implement the CIS mission “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” In Brunswick County, CIS Success Coaches work daily with students in assigned Brunswick County Schools providing support in the areas of academics, social-emotional learning, behavioral intervention, truancy intervention and parent engagement with the overall goal of keeping students committed to learning and working toward graduation.
By helping to develop socially and emotionally healthy students who are growing academically, CIS works to ensure all students, regardless of personal circumstance, have access to the services and supports needed to be successful. CIS evaluates needs, provides resources to meet student needs, and delivers evidence-based interventions proven to help students grow and thrive. Partnering with school administration and staff, local civic and community partners, and recruiting volunteers, CIS takes a holistic approach to meeting student needs.
CIS believes every child deserves a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community. Our core program, Action for Success, focuses its work on dropout prevention utilizing Success Coaches and other CIS programs support our overall goal of developing strong students and families and helping to reduce Brunswick County’s dropout rate. All services provided to students and families are offered free-of-charge to ensure access to those most in need.