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 2021-2022 school year, there are 15 Communities In Schools site coordinators working directly inside the following 10 Caddo Parish Schools:
|Atkins Elementary||Creswell Elementary|
|Booker T. Washington High School||Fair Park Middle School|
|Broadmoor Stem Academy||J.S. Clark Elementary|
|Caddo Middle Career & Technology||Oak Park Elementary|
|Caddo Heights 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 thanks to our partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
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
2021-2022 CIS Advisory Council
|Keith Burton||John Peak|
|John Dean||Chuck Meehan|
|Dr. Lamar Goree||Bonnie Moore|
|Kristi Gustavson||Shannon Smith|
|Dr. Bernard Kimble||Judge Carl Stewart|