Our work is best shared through the stories and images of our students, and testimonials from others touched by the work we do. We invite you to click on a box below… and be inspired. If you have a story or a comment about how Communities In Schools made a difference in your life, please share it with us.
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“Making a Difference”
New Teeth for Timmy
A 7th grader gets new front teeth and gains self-confidence through "Give Kids a Smile Day."
Jacob and Samuel
After a tragic loss, Samual needed extra attention in school. Jacob was there to help.
Supplies for Bonnie
Brave teens facing adult situations need support.
A Mentor for Mandy
The mentor was carefully screened and both Mandy and her mentor we matched around the same interests in art, reading, and doing hard puzzles.
She’s College Bound!
Sheri and her former student are meeting this week to get the college application completed. This inspiring situation is part of doing "whatever it takes" to help students succeed in school and prepare for life.
Food for Teresa
In addition to acting as her younger sister's caregiver, Teresa had been giving up her share of the food to her sister and eating little to nothing herself.
Kristine and Alice
Kristine wanted to teach her daughter, Alice, the importance of giving back to their community so they offered to help with a school supply drive.
Support for Stephanie
During a home visit, our Site Coordinator found a very frail mother, almost unable to walk, and an environment she knew was unsafe for children.
Shoes for Michael
As much as Michael enjoyed the snow like any other teen, it also made things difficult for him because his shoes and socks would get wet walking to the bus stop.