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.

Our Commitment to Educational Equity

CIS believes that race, socioeconomic status or the neighborhood in which one lives should not predicate student outcomes. Ensuring that all students have equitable school experiences and opportunities is foundational to our mission, and infused in everything we do. CIS-Charlotte is committed to removing systemic inequalities present in our educational system. We help champion solutions so that students can achieve success in school and in life.

Interview on Fox 46 Charlotte

Check out this interview with our President and CEO, Men Tchaas Ari, and Jason Harper with Queen City News (Fox 46 Charlotte).  We appreciate the opportunity to share about our Dine Out For Kids event, and more importantly, the “why” behind it! See the full interview here.