Q: What is Communities In Schools of Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools is one of the largest and most effective dropout prevention organizations in the country. The Jacksonville affiliate operates three unique divisions with the goal of decreasing dropouts and increasing graduation rates.
Q: When was Communities In Schools launched in Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville was founded in December of 1989 and began operating within its first school – Jefferson Davis Junior High School – in January of 1990. In its 25-year history, the organization has grown from serving 50 students in one school to serving almost 6,000 students in 34 schools.
Q: Where is the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville office located?
A: The organization’s administrative offices are located in The Florida Times-Union Building at One Riverside Avenue, Suite 400, in Jacksonville, FL. Click here for a list of our site locations.
Q: How many students does Communities In Schools of Jacksonville serve?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville provides wraparound services to almost 6,000 students in Duval County Public Schools.
Q: How many schools offer programs operated by Communities In Schools of Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff members are embedded within 34 Duval County Public Schools to facilitate the student enrichment, after-school and literacy programs.
Q: How is Communities In Schools of Jacksonville funded?
A: The nonprofit receives federal, state and city funding from organizations such as the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, the United Way of Northeast Florida, Duval County Public Schools and Volunteer Florida. The other main source of funding comes from private donations made by local businesses and community members.
Q: What makes Communities In Schools of Jacksonville unique from other dropout prevention organizations?
A: Communities In Schools is different from other dropout prevention organizations because the programs and staff are embedded directly inside Duval County Public Schools. This helps staff members establish themselves as easily accessible resources for struggling students who may need extra support.
Q: How can my child benefit and receive Communities In Schools of Jacksonville services?
A: Please call the Communities In Schools office at 904-366-6350 or contact the student’s school to get involved.
Q: How can I get involved with Communities In Schools of Jacksonville?
A: You can learn more about volunteer opportunities or the CHAMPS Young Professional Group by calling 904-366-6350.