CIS

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.

Sherri Dry and Makayla clown around during a recent celebration at Southwest Elementary School.

Sherri Dry and Makayla clown around during a recent celebration at Southwest Elementary School.

We’re advocatesWe 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-effective80 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.