Communities in Schools celebrates 25th year, Silver Anniversary!
In September, 1993, CIS of Rome-Floyd County began student services programming! Since that time, we have impacted so many lives through our community and educational efforts.
Total Students Served: 16,708
Mentored Students and Mentors: 7,073
Total Volunteers: 9,792
Total Volunteer Hours: 176,898
As an organization, CIS will be celebrating this momentous occasion in several ways. Some of the recognition methods are/will be:
*Beginning this year, and continuing each year going forward, CIS will donate 25 bundles of school supplies to a local faith-based site. The first donation went to North Rome Church of God in July.
* CIS will make a one-time donation to a local non-profit that has a similar mission as ours. The donation will be allocated to the 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia.
*A Celebration Luncheon will be held in 2019 to culminate and recognize the historic achievement of serving the Rome/Floyd community!
Communities in Schools serves Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools!
CIS is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping students in school. We consider collaboration to be our major currency in partnering with organizations and companies to serve our students, our schools, and our community. Far too many young people are not reaching their full potential and goals. And, often times, schools are not equipped to deal with the multi-layered and complex issues of today’s youth. As such, Communities In Schools of Rome-Floyd is here to help!
The CIS Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
The CIS Vision is that all students in Rome and Floyd County will graduate from high school ready for college or work.
The “Community” Aspect of CIS
CIS attempts to build a community of support in schools by placing Site Coordinators in the building. They work in concert with administration, faculty, and staff to address student attendance, behavior, and academic progress which is based on a pre-determined case plan. Additionally, this professional provides school-wide services based on an annual needs assessment.
Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school. That equates to about 7,000 a day. Annually, that is approximately 1.2 million students that begin their adult life in a deficient situation. They are many barriers that contribute to this phenomena, several of which relate to non-academic factors. Following is a sampling of what our Site Coordinators may offer to CIS students:
Individual and Group Mentoring: CIS has partnered with reputable community groups like Georgia Power, the 100 Black Men, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and Omega Psi Phi fraternity to act as mentors for our male and female students.
Parent Involvement: We sponsor events like Donuts for Dads and Muffins for Moms to promote parental involvement and to recruit potential mentors and volunteers.
Community Service: We place importance on exposing our students to opportunities where they gain an understanding and appreciation for the world around them by providing ways to give back.
Personal Growth and Development: We facilitate students building leadership and life skills, explore career options, attend college fairs and field trips, and participate in shadowing experiences.
CIS could not have thrived over the past 25 years and currently without a substantial amount of community support! Whether it’s in-kind support, grant assistance, or financial donations, these companies and organizations have made it possible for us to do our work for the students in Rome and Floyd County!
|100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia||Georgia Northwestern Technical College||Kroger||Floyd-Gordon Employer Committee||HON Corporation||Georgia Highlands College|
|Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority||Georgia Power Company||Logical Systems||Publix||Floyd County Sheriff’s Department||Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth|
|Floyd County Schools||Goodwill Career Center||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity||Georgia Northwestern Technical College||Rome City Schools||International Paper|