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 ElementaryCreswell Elementary
Booker T. Washington High SchoolFair Park Middle School
Broadmoor Stem AcademyJ.S. Clark Elementary
Caddo Middle Career & TechnologyOak Park Elementary
Caddo Heights ElementaryWoodlawn 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

Help ou 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.

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

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.