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 commitment to students at St. John’s High School in the Charleston County School District. Each school site will be supported with $30,000 of the grant.
“We are incredibly grateful to Power:Ed for their steadfast support in our mission to empower students across South Carolina. Partnerships like these are instrumental in our vision to not only strengthen our existing programming, but to also deepen our impact and grow into new schools,” said President & CEO of Communities In Schools of South Carolina, Jamie Cooper. “Investments like this help students access the resources they need – from food and clothing to career and college preparation.”
“Communities In Schools (CIS) has played a significant role in ensuring that our students are prepared to be future-ready. CIS provides our students with resources such as school supplies, clothing, and personal items to be successful. CIS participates in school team meetings like attendance and graduation rate meetings to help achieve our school goals. I genuinely believe that if a student knows that you care about them, they will try their best. Communities In Schools has added additional assistance for Lower Richland High school students,” said Lower Richland High School Principal, Latayna Williams.
“Supporting great organizations in rural and underserved communities across SC is at the heart of what we do. Power:Ed is so pleased to once again support CISSC’s efforts to help the most vulnerable students and build a pipeline of skilled talent for our state,” said Power:Ed Executive Director, Claire Gibbons.