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.


CIS of the Rocky Mount Region, Inc. began operations in 1987. Currently the programs includes services at four middle schools, three high schools and one family resource center throughout the region. School-site services include academic instruction and remediation, agency involvement and an active tutor/mentor program provided by the business community.

CIS College Access Program

The CIS College Access Program (CAP) identifies sixth graders who show potential for academic success. These students are served in seventh and eighth grades and throughout their high school years. Upon graduation, the students will receive a scholarship for college or further studies.
School sites:

Middle Schools
Edwards Middle School
720 Edwards Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
CIS Site Coordinator: Rodney Richardson

Nash Central Middle School
1638 S. First Street
Nashville, NC 27856
CIS Site Coordinator: Tony High

Parker Middle School
1500 East Virginia Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
CIS Site Coordinator: Dorsey Glover

Red Oak Middle School
3170 Red Oak-Battleboro Road
Battleboro, NC 27809
CIS Site Coordinator: Dorothy Hinton

High Schools
Nash Central High School
1129 S. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
CIS Site Coordinator:  Freda Joyner

Northern Nash High School
4230 Greenhills Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
CIS Site Coordinator:  Dororthy Hinton

Rocky Mount Senior High School
308 Tillery Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
CIS Site Coordinator: Rodney Richardson

DS Johnson Elementary School


Williford Family Resource Center
801 Williford Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Director: Brenda Collins

Our Family Resource Center continues to offer wonderful supplemental programs for students and their familes.  The Williford   Family Resource Center help improve the quality of life for families and enhance opportunities for children, keeping in line with CIS’s mission to ensure that young children successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

What’s more , CIS’s Family Resource Center, through collaborations with Down East Partnership for Children, Nash County, Nash Community College, Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government, and VISTA help adults with parenting skills, job readiness, and personal and professional development. Thus families become more self-sufficient.

Williford Family Resource Center, which is housed at Williford Elelmentary School, offers parenting classes, GED and computer classes, young children’s and school-age children’s services and health services. Williford Elementary students received more than 1,900 hours of mentorship and tutoring during the 2009-2010 school year. WFRC provides further enrichment for students as well as classes and programs for parents of children of specific ages and access to laptops and technology needed to help the families take an active role in improving their lives. At the center, each member of the family can receive valuable information to make them strong both personally and as part of a family.

Williford Family Resource Center also offers emergency supplies of food and clothing, computer labs, lending libraries and referrals to other agencies.

We are proud that CIS is able to provide these services to community families through our Family Resource Center, working with parents and children to help them to achieve their life goals.