In schools to help kids stay in school

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.

Communities In Schools of the Gulf South provides Integrated Student Supports (ISS) to children and families in need across Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. 82% of our annual budget goes directly to programs and services for public school students.

Only YOU can keep caring adults in schools to help students succeed. CIS serves 17 schools with 22 staff members and we need to raise $30,000.00 per school each year to maintain our services.

Our Impact

In 2017-2018, our case-managed students achieved the following:

  • 0%

Met or Made Progress Towards Their Academic Goals

  • 0%

Met or Made Progress Towards Their Behavior Goals

  • 0%

Stayed in School or Graduated

# of Case Managed Students
Total # of Students Receiving Services from CIS Gulf South

I love working with my CIS Site Coordinator because she helps me so much. Every time I feel like dropping out of school, a talk with her makes me look at things different. If I didn’t have her at my school, I promise I would have left.


11th grade student

One of the reasons that I come to school more often now is because I know my Site Coordinator will be looking for me. I know she really cares about me.


9th grade student

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