Our Mission

Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. (CIS-Charlotte) is an affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Working directly inside schools, CIS connects students to caring adults and community resources to help them succeed inside and outside the classroom to reach their greatest potential.

EDucational EQUITY

Ensuring that all students have equitable school experiences and educational opportunities is foundational to our mission, and infused in everything we do. CIS believes that race, socioeconomic status or ZIP code should not predicate student outcomes, but the data confirms that this is exactly the case when the resources and educational experiences in our schools are not equitable. CIS-Charlotte is committed to examining these systemic inequities and leading the way to find solutions to ensure that all students have an equitable education and the same opportunities to achieve success. 

Top Workplace in 2022!

We’ve got great news:  CIS is proud to announce that we’ve been named a 2022 Top Workplace by The Charlotte Observer! We’re thrilled to have been selected and thankful to our employees who made this happen!  All Top Workplace winners are selected based solely on employee feedback through a research-based, anonymous employee survey. Learn more here.