SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) has received a grant award from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation in Wilmington to support its work with at-risk students through the CIS Action for Success Program. Funding supports the work of CIS Success Coaches in four Brunswick County middle schools, Waccamaw School (K-8), and Supply Elementary. Success Coaches work one-on-one and in small groups during the school day with students identified as needing additional support to be successful in school. Interventions are individualized and focus on academic, behavior, attendance and social-emotional learning goals. Case management, tutoring, social-emotional learning groups, truancy and behavior interventions are provided along with helping meet students’ basic needs for food, clothing, hygiene products, and school supplies.
In the 2017/2018 school year, 352 students received one or more of these services, resulting in 99% of the students being successfully promoted to the next grade at the end of the school year. Cape Fear Memorial Foundation has graciously supported CIS in previous years as well, providing funding that has been critical to ensuring the consistent presence of the Action for Success Program to support students in our local schools. The Cape Fear Memorial Foundation has been funding community programs since 1996. Its mission is to support not-for-profit organizations providing services that improve the health and wellness of the people of southeastern North Carolina. CIS thanks the foundation for its support again this year.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.