Founded in the 1970s on the belief that "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. CIS of Carteret County is part of a National Network. The CIS National Office is located in Alexandria, Virginia (www.cisnet.org) and the CISNC State Office (www.cisnc.org) is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. CISNC serves over 35 counties in North Carolina. CIS takes a comprehensive approach in serving all of Carteret County with an array of services and networking.

Our Mission
To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Five Basics

  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • An opportunity to give back to their peers and community

What is CIS?

CIS is a private, non-profit, community-based organization that connects resources from public and private sectors to students who need them.

What is CIS of NC?

Communities In Schools of North Carolina is part of the national CIS group, the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase on-time graduation. During the 2009-2010 school year, the CIS network in North Carolina worked with 140,000 youth and their families across the state, empowering more than 98 percent of its high school students to remain in school.
For more information, please visit www.ciscarteretcounty.org or call us at 252.728.1922.


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