Surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
What makes us different from other organizations?
Since 1997, Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County has stepped in to assist local children living without the tools and support systems they need to succeed in school and beyond.
We’re advocates: We speak for children who cannot speak for themselves, connecting them to critical community resources through a school-based coordinator and providing every CIS-enrolled student with a mentor from the local community who will offer encouragement and friendship.
We’re cost-effective: 80 cents of every dollar you donate to CIS goes directly toward supporting the children in our programs.
We’re successful: We are an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. Our evidence-based approach results in an average 93% or higher annual promotion rate and a 93% or higher annual graduation rate among the students in the 24 local schools we serve.
Please consider sharing the gift of success with a student in need by making a tax-deductible donation to Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County at our secure website.
From all of us at Communities In Schools, thank you for your continued support.