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NRMS Site Coordinators

Emily Harrison harrisonet@rss.k12.nc.us

Intern: Camille Mackey

(704) 639-3018 ext. 814


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


What is Communities In Schools (CIS)?
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization.

Communities In Schools believes every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:

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


What services does CIS provide?                                                                                                         

Individual Student Needs: School Supplies, Uniform Clothing, Medical (eyeglasses, doctor appointments, screenings, etc), Mental Health/Counseling, Academics Assistance, Mentoring, Discussion Groups, Behavior Modification, Encouragement, Life and Leadership Skills

Parent/Caretaker Needs: Help Navigating through the School System, Holiday Assistance, Parent Involvement, Transportation (when applicable)

School Needs: Guest Speakers, Staff Support, Career/College Fairs, Programs for Individual Classes and Grade Levels, Parent Communication and Involvement

If you have a need that is not on this list, please ask.  We are here to help!


How does CIS work?                                                                                                                          Communities In Schools positions a Site Coordinator at the local school.  In this pivotal role, the Site Coordinator works with school staff to identify students who are at risk of not graduating.  He or she also addresses school and student needs and establishes relationships with local business partners, social service agencies, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide necessary resources.  What sets Community In Schools apart is its integrated student service model, which provides a comprehensive range of community-based interventions that can help each student reach his or her potential.

Last edited 09-16-2013

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