About Us

Our Approach

Established in 1989, Communities In Schools of North Carolina is part of the national Communities In Schools network. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Working with affiliates across nearly 40 of the state’s counties, we are changing the picture of education for more than 200,000 students. We combine the art of one-on-one relationships with the science of proven, evidence-based programs, and mobilize community resources and proven programs to achieve results and remove barriers that keep students from succeeding in school and life.

CIS Model

CISNC Model 2015


Increased attendance, improved behavior, and satisfactory coursework, in addition to parent and family engagement, are the focus areas guiding our work. Collectively, we call it the ABC + P model. Our school-based Student Support Specialists identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes.

Communities In Schools has been recognized for its financial accountability/transparency and sound business practices. Please review our most recent 990.