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Communities in Schools of Lincoln County was established as a not-for-profit corporation in 1991. The mission of the Organization is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The major programs of the Organization are as follows:

Communities in Schools (CIS)

CIS operates in all four middle schools in Lincoln County and at Lincolnton, East Lincoln, and West Lincoln High Schools through our Graduation Coaches. CIS believes that every student needs and deserves:

  • A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
  • A safe place to learn and grow.
  • A healthy start and a healthy future.
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation.
  • A chance to give back to peers and community.

CIS accomplishes these goals through our site coordinators in the middle schools and graduation coaches in the high schools. Site coordinators provide support to students enrolled in the CIS program at the middle school as well as providing whole school support for any student with identified needs. The site coordinators recruit one-on-one mentors for students along with other needed community services. Through the involvement of the mentor, the CIS site director, school administration, and the student’s parents or guardians we work to build a team whose primary goal is to offer each student the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in school and in life. The graduation coaches work with students in the high schools to ensure that they graduate on-time and prepared for life. This may mean having a plan for post-secondary education, military service, or graduating high school with the skills necessary to enter the workforce.



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