The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Three beliefs undergird the work of CIS: First, we believe that many students - especially those who live in poverty - bring to school external challenges that undermine their potential for academic success; Second, we believe that connecting community resources with schools provides these students with the tools they need to be successful; and Third, we believe that change for student success happens within the context of relationships with well-trained, caring adults. Communities In Schools places full-time social service professionals on public school campuses to strategically align and deliver needed resources so that students can focus on learning. Using a research-proven case management model, these professionals assess student needs, collaborate with the students and their families to develop individualized service plans, and implement these plans through a combination of brokered services, supported referrals, and the direct provision of services and supports. CIS brings mentors, afterschool programs, tutors, and AmeriCorps members to the campus to support our case managed students.