Class of 2024: LaNasia

Meet LaNasia, a graduating senior from Hampton County High School. LaNasia’s relationship with Communities In Schools began in middle school, where she found a supportive network of caring adults who provided guidance and encouragement. Reflecting on her journey, LaNasia shared, “With programs like CIS, I’ve always had someone I can come and talk to about anything. It’s

Class of 2024: Maroon

Meet Maroon, a graduating senior from Airport High School in Columbia. Maroon’s journey with Communities In Schools began when he met site coordinator Ms. Key in the library, where their shared love of diverse food and cultures sparked an immediate bond. Their connection grew stronger, and Maroon became involved in the CIS program, finding a supportive mentor

Class of 2024: Malachi

Meet Malachi, a graduating senior from Carolina High School in Greenville. Malachi’s journey with Communities In Schools began in 10th grade when he found a mentor in Mr. James Odom, a site coordinator who fostered inclusivity at school while helping Malachi build meaningful connections outside of the building.  Ms. Miranda Burton, one of Malachi’s site coordinators,

Class of 2024: RaeLynn

Meet RaeLynn, a graduating senior from Early College High School in Charleston. RaeLynn has embraced her strengths, overcome obstacles, and achieved remarkable academic success, earning an internship this summer with Boeing and a place at the University of South Carolina this fall, where she will pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering. RaeLynn’s journey with Communities

2022-23 Annual Report

For more than three decades, Communities In Schools has surrounded students across South Carolina with communities of support, providing them with the tools they need to become the heroes of their own stories. This month, we are proud to release our latest annual report where we recap last year’s impact and celebrate the resounding success of

Communities In Schools of South Carolina receives $90,000 grant from Power:Ed

September 21, 2023 — Communities In Schools of South Carolina (CISSC), has been awarded a $90,000 grant from Power:Ed, the philanthropy of SC Student Loan Corporation, to sustain the integrated student support programming at Lower Richland High School in Richland County, launch programming at Fairfield Central High School in Fairfield County, and maintain its program

Communities In Schools of South Carolina Unveils Inaugural Five-Year Strategic Roadmap

August 28, 2023 – Communities In Schools of South Carolina (CISSC) is excited to announce the release of its inaugural Five-Year Strategic Roadmap, a comprehensive plan designed to guide the organization’s efforts in advancing student success and fostering equitable education across the state. The strategic roadmap is the culmination of extensive collaboration, analysis, and planning. It