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 Elementary||Fair Park Preparatory Academy|
|Booker T. Washington High School||J.S. Clark Elementary|
|Broadmoor Stem Academy||Oak Park Elementary|
|Caddo Middle Career & Technology||Sunset Acres Elementary|
|Caddo Heights Elementary||Werner Park Elementary|
|Creswell Elementary||Woodlawn High School|
Our Impact in 2020-21
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 4,406 students were served with school-wide services, such as a clothing closet, tutoring or food back packs.
608 children received intensive case management services. Of those:
68% met their attendance goal.
72% met their behavior goal.
81% met their academic goal.
99% stayed in school.
Support Students in School and Beyond
2022-23 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|