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Be a Middle School Mentor - Manchester Academic Charter School

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Communities In Schools, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County

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Communities In Schools in partnership with United Way is looking for volunteers to be a mentor for our Be A Middle School Mentor Program. Mentors are needed for students in grades 6-8 for North Side Schools: King, Allegheny, Manchester, Manchester Academic Charter, and Morrow. Our program allows for a flexible and low time commitment, needing to only dedicate 45 -60 mins once a week from November through May.

Please note that the program requires mentors to make a commitment through the end of the school year. Mentors are also required to go through our intake process which includes an application, reference check, background check, and in-person interview.

The Be A Middle School Mentor Program follows school holidays, in-service/testing days, and any inclement weather days.

Mentoring at Manchester Academic Charter School takes place on Tuesdays, 11 am - 12 pm

*** This is an in-person volunteer opportunity. During the COVID pandemic, CISPAC will follow best practices to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Mentors will be provided with PPE and matches will be socially distanced. . . Mentor interviews will also be conducted remotely.**

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About Communities In Schools, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County


6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, US

Mission Statement

Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective stay-in-school network. The CIS Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We achieve our mission through working in public schools, facilitating after-school programs, and through CIS-operated, state-approved non-traditional alternative educational academies.

CIS believes that every child needs and deserves the five basics:

1. A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and the community.


CIS of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County serves approximately 1,000 educationally at-risk students each year in the following programs:
In School Programs - Connections.
CIS provides the link between schools and the community by placing a full-time coordinator in a school to provide integrated student services, bringing caring volunteer resources into the schools to address children’s unmet needs. Results:

  • CIS coordinated over 1100 volunteer hours and worked with over 150 partnering businesses and organizations to serve 1,500 students last year.
  • Of the CIS tracked students, 74% maintained or improved their academic achievement and 92% improved their attendance.

After-school and Summer Programs. Results:

  • 53% of the students in CIS after-school programs improved school attendance
  • 43% of the students participating improved regular school day attendance by 90%
  • 60% of the students participating improved their math grades
  • 57% of the students participating improved their reading grades
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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6 Allegheny Square EastPittsburgh, PA 15212



  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week, November through May
  • PA Act 33/34 clearances, application, reference check, background check, and interview

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