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Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child receives these “Five Basics”:

  • 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

Latest News

CIS & United Way Teen Board Partnership!

CIS has partnered with UW Teen Board to bring the kids in the Oaklawn Community monthly activities to do at no cost!  These activities can engage the kids in the community, and give them something to look forward to every month.  For Valentine’s Day, the kids completed Valentine’s Day crafts for someone special in their […]

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2019 Be A Hero Comic Con

We’re happy to announce The Third Annual Be A Hero Comic Con. We’re excited to build on the success of last year’s event with more than a 1,000 attendees and $5,000 raised for Communities in Schools of Lincoln County. Be a Hero will take place on July 20, 2019, this year. The comic convention runs […]

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Exciting Changes Coming in 2015!

  Join us on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM for the Oaklawn School Renovation Ground Breaking Ceremony. Tours of the Oaklawn School facility will be provided after the ceremony.  

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The School Tools Distribution will take place on Tuesday, August 19th at 10:00 AM in the Lincolnton High School parking lot. The student must be present to receive a backpack. If you have any questions please contact the CIS Office 704.736.0303.

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