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.

Get Involved

There are two main ways you can help!  

1. Contributions

A contribution of $203.23 provides the following services and activities for a student in the CIS College Access Program in grades 7 through 12:

• Elective classes that promote character education as well as academic preparedness
• Coordination of tutors and mentors for students
• On-site referrals for health and social services
• Counseling to prevent drug/alcohol abuse and other issues that negatively affect school performance
• Parent involvement and community service initiatives
• 7th grade Mini-Retreats focusing on career exploration
• 8th grade college visitation programs—tours of Nash and Edgecombe Community Colleges and North Carolina Wesleyan College
• 8th grade College Fair featuring representatives from over 12 colleges and universities
• Parent/student conferences in preparation for college entrance
• End-of-Year celebration recognizing student achievement and mentor contributions

  • Provide school-wide cultural and enrichment activities.

    Contributions can be made out to “Communities In Schools of Rocky Mount” and be mailed to:

    CIS of the Rocky Mount Region, Inc.
    201 S. Pearl Street
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804

    2. By Volunteering

    Interested in providing academic support? Mentoring and serving as a role model? Then agreeing to be a CIS Volunteer is for you. Qualifications:

      a desire to help children
      a belief in the ability of all individuals to be successful
      completion of tutor/mentor training provided by CIS

    Why should I get involved?

    1. Because young people need positive, successful adult role models
    2. Because young people need guidance in setting and achieving goals
    3. Because a relationship works two ways. You stand to gain insights of young people and helping them succeed is a great source of satisfaction

    For more information:

    Email: Edith A. Penny, Program Coordinator, eapenny@nrms.k12.nc.us or Call: 442-9991

    2012-13 Vol. Application complete and return to our office:

    CIS of the Rocky Mount Region, Inc.
    201 S. Pearl Street
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804