Provide 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 and a chance to give back.
For more than 25 years, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We reach almost 6,000 at-risk students in 37 Duval County Public Schools through award-winning case management, literacy tutoring and after school enrichment programs.
There are many more young people in our schools who are close to giving up. They are searching for a future. Together, we can make a difference in their lives.
I went through 10 years of being bullied and felt hopeless until I met Mrs. Foster. If it wasn’t for Communities In Schools, I don’t think I would have made it past 10th grade.
I was an unorganized student who would forget to pack my notebook and pencils for class. Now, I’m packing my car and heading to the University of Florida on an academic scholarship thanks to Communities In Schools.
I used to fight and argue with my classmates before I met Ms. Alicia. She taught me how to calm my mind and manage my emotions to keep me focused on school.
I never felt like I fit in at school, but Mrs. Tan helped me build my confidence and connect with my classmates. I’m back on track in school and am working to become an animator at Disney.
Mrs. Tiffany helped me bring up my reading levels and encouraged me to join the after-school cheerleading team. I have much better grades now and actually understand what I’m learning in class.
I have ADD, and it’s very hard to concentrate. People don’t take time to explain how to do things with me because I’ll forget, but Ms. Murphy helps me with my homework after school. Now I’m on A/B honor roll and have an A in conduct.
When I used to have trouble reading, it was boring, frustrating and aggravating. My Americorps tutor helped me understand the words and their meanings. Now, I want to be a writer or an editor when I grow up.