For 26 years Communities In Schools of Greenville has been working with students and their families in Greenville County. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools is the only drop out prevention organization proven to help both reduce drop out rates and increase graduation rates.  Our programs use a holistic approach to address both academic and non-academic needs of students and their families.

The story of Communities In Schools began in the 1970s when Founder Bill Milliken, then a youth advocate in New York City, came up with the idea of bringing community resources inside public schools where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable. “It’s relationships, not programs, that change children,” Bill once said. “A great program simply creates the environment for healthy relationships to form between adults and children. Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they also have a sense of belonging to a caring community.”

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Have you started your Back to School shopping yet? Would you consider buying a backpack for a 3rd-8th grade Communities In Schools student who may not have a nice, new backpack to start their school year?

One of our faithful business partners is donating school supplies for 500 CIS children, but their funding changed and they are not able to provide bookbags this year. If you are willing to help by donating a NEW bookbag that could be used by any age student (no cartoon characters--we request solid colors or prints only, please), contact aclifton@cisgreenville.org or comment below with the number of backpacks you can donate. Thank you!!
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Did you know that #CISGreenville is part of a national network serving students in 2300 schools throughout 25 states and the District of Columbia? Take a peek at the video below to see what our #CISCharleston colleague does to make sure his students succeed. #AllinforKids ... See MoreSee Less

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