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Join us Nov. 8!

Grab your running buddies and lace up for the second annual Lexington City Schools Backpack Program 5k Run/Walk! Runners and walkers will leave from the Davidson County Governmental Center at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 (day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). Registration for the 5K is just $25 before Nov. 1 and $30 after. Registration for the

NEW! Lexington City Schools will now accept food donations.

The Backpack Programs at South Lexington Primary, Charles England Elementary, Pickett Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Lexington Middle and Lexington Senior High schools will now accept donations of food items in addition to monetary donations. All food items donated to the Backpack Program must be kid-friendly, single-serve, and shelf-stable.  This is to ensure consistency and ease-of-use for

YMCA Partnership

New for the 2014/15 school year - mentors are invited to use the J. Smith Young YMCA facilities while accompanied by CIS-enrolled students! No membership is required and existing members will not be asked to use a guest pass while using the YMCA with a mentee. Please ask for the Communities In Schools visitor log at

Amazon Smile

Want to support Communities In Schools just by shopping at your favorite online retailer? Link your Amazon.com account to Amazon Smile! It’s easy and once your account is linked all you have to do is shop – the Amazon Smile Foundation will send a check for 0.5% of all your eligible purchases directly to our agency each

School supply drop-off locations

Several churches, businesses, and organizations have agreed to help Communities In Schools collect school supplies for the many deserving students who would otherwise be heading back to the classroom already a step behind their peers. Right now our biggest needs are backpacks, three-ring binders, washable markers, colored pencils, and clothing meeting Standard Mode of Dress

Seasoned site coordinator reflects on school year

Lexington Middle School students prepare for a trip to the Lexington Health Care Center to host a Valentine's Day party for the residents. The 2013/14 school year has been swift, exciting and, as always, challenging. The year began with dual excitement of enrolling new students in the program as well as trying to

CIS mentor receives N.C. Governor’s award

Deneesha Edwards received the N.C. Governor's Award for Volunteer Service during the Lexington City School Board of Education meeting on May 6. On May 6, Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County mentor, Deneesha Edwards was presented with a North Carolina Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service during the regular meeting of the Lexington City

Mentor establishes bond through play

Vicki Lindow (third from left) enjoys a holiday celebration earlier this school year with her mentee, Darla (far right). On first glance, the sight of retired pediatric RN, Vicki Lindow playing in a mud puddle with a little girl who could be her granddaughter isn’t particularly noteworthy, but this is no ordinary nature

A note from LSHS Site Coordinator, Amanda Bostick:

CIS students from Lexington Sr. High School enjoy pizza during a weekend bowling outing at the J. Smith Young YMCA earlier this school year. It is so hard to believe that the 2013/14 school year is coming to an end. I have had such an amazing first year. I have become really attached

Longtime CIS mentor finds joy in starting over

Phil Mickey, a 12-year veteran of the CIS program, recently began meeting with Marcos at Southwest Elementary School. Over the last 12 years, Phil Mickey has spent countless hours in the company of young people whose life situations are worlds away from his own. The experience of being a mentor with Communities In