Communities In Schools
In Caddo Parish, approximately 70 percent of students live in poverty. That is around 26,000 children who struggle to have food, clothes and many other things most take for granted. A licensed partnership between Volunteers of America North Louisiana and Communities In Schools, the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, works to surround students with community support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
The CIS Model
For the 2018-19 school year, seven Communities In Schools site coordinators worked directly inside six Caddo Parish Schools:
|Booker T. Washington High School||Oak Park Elementary School|
|Fair Park Middle School||Creswell Elementary School|
|Broadmoor Middle School||J.S. Clark Elementary School|
More than 90 percent of the students in each of these schools lives in poverty.
For the 2019-20 school year, Communities In Schools operated in six Caddo Parish schools.
around 3,200 students were served with school-wide services, such as a clothing closet, tutoring or food back packs thanks to our partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
431 children received intensive case management services. Of those:
70% met their attendance goal.
76% met their behavior goal.
72% met their academic goal.
99% stayed in school.
2019-20 CIS Advisory Council
|John Dean||Bonnie Moore|
|Kristina Gustavson||Shannon Smith|
|Dr. Lamar Goree||Judge Carl Stewart|
|Dr. Bernard Kimble|