Communities In Schools

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Volunteers of America North Louisiana, in partnership with Communities In Schools (CIS), surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the key to our success.

Connecting Schools to Our Community.

For the 2023-2024 school year, CIS Site Coordinators will work directly inside the following 14 Caddo Parish Schools:

Atkins ElementaryJ.S. Clark Elementary
Booker T. Washington High SchoolMidway Elementary
Broadmoor Stem AcademyOak Park Elementary
Caddo Middle Career & TechnologyQueensborough Elementary
Caddo Heights ElementarySunset Acres Elementary
Creswell ElementaryWerner Park Elementary
Fair Park Preparatory AcademyWoodlawn High School

Our Impact in 2022-2023

Last school year, students faced many challenges at school, home, and beyond.  The goal is always simple – to put students in the center of all we do and let them know there is a caring adult in their life who cares about them.

  • 5,477 students reached with supportive services, such as a clothing closet, hygiene items, or food backpacks.

  • 714 students received intensive case management services. Of those:

    • 67% met or made progress in their attendance goal.

    • 78% met or made progress in their behavior goal.

    • 70% met or made progress in their academic goal.

    • 93% met or made progress in their social emotional learning goal.

    • 100% stayed in school.

Support Students in School and Beyond

If you would like to learn more about our Communities In Schools program, please contact Jenesis Gibson, Vice President of Children and Families. If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE to complete our online volunteer application.

2023-24 CIS Advisory Council

Liz Buhler Dr. Bernard Kimble
Keith Burton Ginny Lamb
John Dean Bonnie Moore
Ben Israel John Peak
Dr. Lamar Goree Ruby C. Scroggins
Kristi Gustavson Judge Carl Stewart

Funding Partners

The Communities In Schools program is funded in part by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, The Grayson Foundation and First Presbyterian Church Shreveport.