The mission of Communities In Schools of Cape Fear is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. To fulfill our mission, we place staff directly inside targeted, high-need public schools, who work directly with vulnerable students and those with the greatest risk of dropping out throughout the school day. We empower over 1,000 students to stay in school and on the path to graduation each year. Our trained student support specialists do this by partnering with counselors and teachers, mobilizing the community to offer extra support, and doing whatever it takes to help their students succeed. Our unique model works because it’s based on national research, driven by community relationships and supported by local resources. Current programs include Student Support Specialists at 10 area schools, after school programs at 6 schools in Pender County and our youth center, WIRE, on the corner of 11th and Orange Streets downtown; and programming to support and empower teen parents. During 2016/2017, we reached 10,086 students with general supports such as school supplies and career fairs; and case managed 943. Of those, 92% graduated; 97% stayed in school; 96% improved academically; 81% improved attendance; and 86% improved behavior.
Empowering Kids' Education