Cole’s Story

Cole’s Story

An unexpected encounter with a CIS Site Coordinator and a snack has given Cole a different perspective on his life. Because someone cared and took time to listen, his future now includes plans to serve our country. CIS Site Coordinator Jimmanee Gomez-Spears needed...
Frankie’s Story

Frankie’s Story

Frankie struggled with school attendance due to several medical conditions. After spending time with Frankie and her family, a CIS Site Coordinator helped get Frankie enrolled in an online school program that has allowed her to thrive. Being absent from school was...
Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

Elementary school student Robert has difficulty showing his emotion and sharing feelings. CIS leveraged one of our partners, Brother’s Helping Brothers, to build up Robert.  Angry. Immature. Cold. These were words that described Robert before he came into contact...
Zack’s Story

Zack’s Story

Zack struggles with changes at home that have impacted his school attendance and grades. His site coordinator helped him establish short-term attendance goals that will have far-reaching impacts.  Zack, a student at Stephen Decatur Elementary School, was going...
Jade’s Story

Jade’s Story

Separated from her mother, Jade had an emotionally challenging start at a new school. Thanks to Communities In Schools, she has been able to find resources she needs to adjust and make the transition less stressful. Jade was removed from her mother due to a traumatic...