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  • REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE: AT&T-North Carolina has donated $5,0000 to CIS Wayne.
  • Visit the Goldsboro News-Argus on Friday, August 1 during 9-5 to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies.
  • CIS supporter Shelby Benton has been named President-Elect of the NC Bar Association.
  • Saturday, August 9 – 2-6 PM: Stuff the Bus with School Supplies at all Wayne County Bojangles locations.
  • The Southern Bank Foundation donated $1,000 to CIS of Wayne County. Thank you!
  • JULY 7 – AUGUST 1: The Spence Avenue Walmart in Goldsboro will be accepting school supplies donations for Wayne County students.
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  • Every day, 83 students drop out of school in North Carolina.
  • All CIS Success Coaches in Wayne County are certified by the national office.

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Changing the Picture for Education In NC Campaign

As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of North Carolina released a new report, Changing the Picture of Education in North Carolina, demonstrating our impact on dropout rates, highlighted by success stories. The report was released as part of the national public awareness campaign featuring young people who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with Communities In Schools.

ATandT has donated $5,000 to support CIS of Wayne County.  Left to Right: Beverly Wallace-Wiggins, CIS Board; State Representative Jimmy Dixon; L.J. Stanley, CIS Board; Selenna Bennett, CIS Wayne Executive Director; John Staggs, ATandT Southeast Area Manager; John Lyon, ATandT Regional Director; and Mike Haney, CIS Board.

ATandT has donated $5,000 to support CIS of Wayne County. Left to Right: Beverly Wallace-Wiggins, CIS Board; State Representative Jimmy Dixon; L.J. Stanley, CIS Board; Selenna Bennett, CIS Wayne Executive Director; John Staggs, ATandT Southeast Area Manager; John Lyon, ATandT Regional Director; and Mike Haney, CIS Board.

“We use research-supported practices and evidence-based interventions, but at the heart of our model, it is the one-on-one relationships formed with students – this is what makes great things happen for kids of all ages,” said Eric Hall, President and CEO of Communities In Schools of North Carolina. “We have to meet the kids where they are and provide them with hope, care and vision of what the future could be. When we do, the results are amazing.”  See the report!

About Communities In Schools

CIS is  the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.  Our mission is to surround students with a community of support,empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning. 

For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:

  • A 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
CIS works tirelessly to prevent an at-risk child from becoming another dropout statistic.  We bring community based resources into our schools to work with students and their families.  CIS works because we are founded on the concept that students can and will achieve.  Resources are coordinated to meet the academic and social needs of the students that we work with.  We coordinate the delivery of these resources at the school site through our Success CoachesCIS of Wayne County Results for 2012-2013

  • 100% of potential dropouts stayed in school.
  • 100% of seniors graduated.
  • 100% of CIS students met their suspension goals.
  • 92% of CIS students met their behavior goals.
  • 88% of CIS students were promoted.
  • 80% of CIS students were promoted.
  • CIS of Wayne Quick Facts