Communities In Schools

In Caddo Parish, approximately 70 percent of students live in poverty. A licensed partnership between Volunteers of America North Louisiana and Communities In Schools, the largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, is aimed at surrounding these students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Connecting Schools to Our Community.

For the 2022-2023 school year, CIS Site Coordinators will work directly inside the following 12 Caddo Parish Schools:

Atkins ElementaryFair Park Preparatory Academy
Booker T. Washington High SchoolJ.S. Clark Elementary
Broadmoor Stem AcademyOak Park Elementary
Caddo Middle Career & TechnologySunset Acres Elementary
Caddo Heights ElementaryWerner Park Elementary 
Creswell Elementary Woodlawn High School

Our Impact in 2021-2022

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.

  • Around 4,970 were served with school-wide services, such as a clothing closet, tutoring or food back packs.

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

    • 45% met or made progress in their attendance goal.

    • 49% met or made progress in their behavior goal.

    • 76% met or made progress in their academic goal.

    • 82% met or made progress in their social emotional learning goal.

    • 99% stayed in school.

Support Students in School and Beyond

If you would like to learn more about our Communities In Schools program, please contact,  Director of Communities In Schools. If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE to complete our online volunteer application.

2022-23 CIS Advisory Council

Liz BuhlerDr. Bernard Kimble 
Keith BurtonGinny Lamb
John DeanBonnie Moore
Ben IsraelJohn Peak
Dr. Lamar GoreeRuby C. Scroggins
Kristi GustavsonJudge 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.