At Communities In Schools, we see potential in every student – and we’re committed to helping them see it, too.

It’s not always easy. Thousands of students across the country and here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg face overwhelming roadblocks to their academic and personal success. Homelessness. Bullying. The emotional effects of trauma. Untreated medical or dental conditions. A lack of school supplies and clothes. Systems and circumstances beyond their control.  We’re in schools to spot and overcome the roadblocks in our students’ way.

Site Coordinator and StudentTo provide students and schools with our Comprehensive Services, CIS places full-time, trained professionals – our Site Coordinators – in selected Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools to build trust and form lasting relationships across communities.  Site Coordinators work side by side with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, volunteers, and community partners to provide caring relationships and critical resources to students and families.

In addition to our Comprehensive Services, CIS-Charlotte provides Specialized Intervention services that address very specific challenges of young people in our community, including:

TRiO / Talent Search

College access and career readiness for “first-generation” students from low-income backgrounds

Safe Journey / Teen Parents

Support for teen parents (and their children) balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation

Newcomer Services

Supporting immigrant/refugee/ELL students

Jail North
Re-Entry Program

Supporting youth that have been involved in the criminal justice system