Who We Are
Programs don’t save children, relationships do.
Communities In Schools (CIS) has become the nation’s most effective and widely respected community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. In fact, Charity Navigator gave CIS’ National Office a 4-Star rating, indicating that the organization exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.
CIS of Brunswick County is part of that national network and we take a comprehensive approach to serving all of Brunswick County with an array of services and networking designed to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Today, over 10,000 children and family members are positively impacted through CIS community partnerships and we continue to expand our services through effectively networking with service providers, enlisting community support, and meeting the needs of children and families.
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County was founded as part of a NC Dept. of Public Instruction grant to start the county’s first alternative school, Brunswick County Academy.
CIS incorporated as a non-profit, formed it’s governing board, hired an executive director, and opened it’s first office.
The Annual Power of One Award, sponsored by Progress Energy, was created.
The CIS Academic Scholarship program began.
The CIS Parenting Education program began.
The CIS Peer Court program began.
The CIS Dropout Prevention program began.
CIS opened 3 Thrift Shops as a source of additional funding and began seeking the national Total Quality System Standards (TQS) accreditation.
CIS of Brunswick County acquired National Total Quality System accreditation.
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A complete history of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. is also available on our website.