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Year Founded:
1985
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Molly Shaw
Main Address:
601 E 5th St
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

Our organization, which began in 1985 at a single school serving 80 students, now impacts the lives of over 6,000 young people annually at 54 high-poverty, low-diversity Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' (CMS) sites. CIS also assists an additional 31,000 students at these same schools through school-wide programming, resource securement, and referrals to other county and agency supports. Our Comprehensive Service Delivery Model has expanded over the years from our school-based PreK-12 programming (now Differentiated Service supports) to also include Specialized Interventions that target and address specific, chronically growing community issues such as college access and career readiness for low-income, first-generation students; support for teen parents balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation; working with youth that have been involved with the criminal justice system to continue their education; serving immigrant/ refugee/ELL students; and most recently, connecting our students with enhanced and increased opportunities to access and exchange social capital within our community.

We are pleased to share the following metrics from the 2018-19 school year:

• 28,000 additional students received broad school-wide services
• 600+ groups and individuals donated time or resources
• 114,000+ direct services and referrals to other community agency services/resources provided
• 84% of CIS students were not chronically absent
• 92% had fewer or no In-School Suspensions (ISS)
• 88% had fewer or no Out-Of-School Suspensions (OSS)
• 93% of CIS students improved in at least one domain of social-emotional development (pilot year)
• 97% of CIS students stayed in school
• 99% of CIS students were promoted to the next grade

Additionally, after officially launching our Social Capital Initiative in April 2018, we positioned (2) Social Capital Coordinators to work closely with CIS Site Coordinators in schools and their respective students to assess student interests, goals, and opportunities in order to connect and match students with community partners and individuals in an enhanced and increased way. Over 200 community members and 278 CIS students benefited by engaging in over 700 different types of social capital exchanges.

Interesting Info

79 CIS Site Coordinators deployed full-time in 47 high-need CMS schools
6,000+ students received targeted services
552 (98%) of 562 CIS Seniors graduated from high school.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Become a HEART Math Tutor!
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sun May 31 2020.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
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Social Capital Investor
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sun May 31 2020.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
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CIS Success Coach
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sun May 31 2020.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
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Be an Augustine Literacy Project Tutor!
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Sun May 31 2020.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
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Be On Call for CIS:)
Repeats every week until Sun May 31 2020.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (All day)
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