Impacting communities across South Carolina one student at a time.

At Communities In Schools of South Carolina (CISSC), we are making a difference with K-12 students in schools across the state.  We support students so they are one step closer to walking across the graduation stage and securing a more promising future.  Ultimately we work in collaboration with our local schools and school districts to remove barriers to education, provide on-site student support, and connect community resources to families in need.

In the past year, we served more than 24,500 students across the state. We empower schools and students by increasing student attendance, improving overall wellbeing, and supporting academic achievement to promote on-time graduation and prepare students to enter the workforce or college. 

The essential “Five Basics” that every child deserves

First Basic:

A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult

Second Basic:

A safe place to learn and grow

Third Basic:

A healthy start and a healthy future

Fourth Basic:

A marketable skill to use upon graduation

Fifth Basic:

A chance to give back to peers and community