The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.



Creating a College Vision

Graduating from high school prepared to enter a college or community college and pursue a career requires vision and planning not only for a student but for a family as well. CIS works to provide events and services to build this vision.

All seventh-grade students attend two mini-retreats hosted in professional settings that show the real world of work. A Health Careers event informs students about health related jobs, the educational requirements for these jobs and the financial benefits of such responsibilities they will face when earning a living in the future.

Since many College Access Program students are the first in their family to attend college, a particularly important part of the “vision” includes on-site visits to Nash and Edgecombe Colleges and North Carolina Wesleyan College. Tours of these campuses show students the actual classrooms and laboratories where they may study. Touring a residential campus provides the chance to visit a dormitory and eat ina college cafeteria. CIS high school students and their families attend various workshops on the college entry process including graduation requirements and financial aid. One-on-one meetings with all juniors and seniors ensures that the students are meeting UNC system requirements and are making realistic choices.

CIS would like to thank their public and private partners who make these special services and events possible.

Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region, Inc.
201 South Pearl Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
Tel. (252) 442-9991
Fax (252) 442-6876

Sherron Deal, Executive Director

Edith A. Penny,  Program Coordinator

Brenda Collins, Family Resource Center Supervisor

Freda Joyner, Social Worker-Nash County

Judy Jones,  Administrative Assistant

Dianne Battle, Receptionist