CIS is a private, nonprofit organization that connects resources from public and private sectors with at-risk students. We utilize the power of
partnerships to serve students, schools and communities.
Too many young people are failing in our public schools today - and Florida has one of the highest dropout rates and lowest literacy rates in the
nation. Schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems faced by today's youth.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Correcting the Discrepancies in U.S. Education
Communities In Schools Board Chair Elaine Wynn sat down with Forbes in this video interview to discuss how to best correct a flawed education
system. View Video at Forbes.com »
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Moseley Marlins Say No To Bullies!
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Organized by Communities In Schools of Northeast Florida, Moseley Elementary School students in Putnam County
marked October 9, Unity Day, by wearing orange clothing to school. The theme of Unity Day is "Make It Orange and Make It End! Unite Against
CIS Florida Welcomes Tony Carvajal To Our Board Of Directors
Tony Carvajal serves as Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, the solutions development arm of the Florida Chamber of
Commerce. Previously, Tony spent 20 years managing and consulting with trade and professional associations across the country. View Full Biography »
State Office Leadership Recognizes Legislators
State CIS leaders recognized legislators at the monthly CIS Nassau board of directors luncheon. State CIS Chairman Frank Messersmith and Susan Milana,
Executive Director CIS Nassau, lauded State Rep. Janet Adkins and State Sen. Aaron Bean for their support of the CIS board and staff in their work
assisting struggling students to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and avoid potentially harmful decisions.
Pictured: Rep. Janet Adkins and Sen. Aaron Bean
CISFL Health Initiative
With support from a grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Communities In Schools of Florida is leading a health initiative that places
AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to serve as Health Coordinators in communities served by local CIS affiliates. View Full Article »
An Interview with Communities In Schools' President Dan Cardinali: Unsung Heroes
Communities In Schools' President Dan Cardinali shines a spotlight on the Awards of Excellence and the CIS model in his interview
with EducationViews.org View Full Article »
CISFL State Office Receives National Accreditation