Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County

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Mission Statement

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.  
Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County (CISMCC) works predominately in Title I schools where the majority of the school population is considered low-income and qualify to receive free or reduced lunch.  Children and families with needs are served by guiding the individuals to the community resources that are able to help them.  Programming includes case management, tutoring, mentoring, early learning, and Reality U financial literacy. 
What is CISMCC?

  • Nationally Accredited Communities In Schools Affiliate.
  • Part of a nationwide network of CIS affiliates—one of a very small number of dropout prevention programs in the country proven to keep students in school and is the only dropout prevention program in the nation with research to prove that it increases graduation rates.
  • Serving students in the Marietta City and Cobb County School systems. All activities for students are geared toward the successful completion of an education.
The FIVE CIS Basics

We believe that every child needs and deserves:

  • A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult;
  • A healthy start;
  • A safe place to learn and grow;
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation;
  • A chance to give back to peers and community
  • Success Stories          
  • "A student who was retained in the 7th grade, and is now in 8th grade, has flourished this last quarter.  His housing situation is finally stable and he is communicating better with his teachers.  He is a happy member of the school baskeball team because his grades are acceptable now.  When he talks with me, he smiles and laughs.  It's a distinct change from young man I met back in the 2012-2013 school year, who sat in my office with his arms crossed, an angry scowl on this face, and who often stormed out of my office after a discussion.   He now comes to talk when he needs a friendly ear, and is not afraid to ask me for help.  He is pure proof of the work that we do!!" Quote from middle school Site Coordinator
  • "We were able to bring a 'run-away' home!" Quote from high school Site Coordinator
  • "Imani and Desmond were seniors that had worked hard to improve their grades and GPAs.  Initially, when I started working with them, they were behind a grade and stuggling in classes.  With support, Imani and Desmond decided that they would get serious about their education.  Each of them worked hard to not only improve their grades (As and Bs), but also maintained good academic standing.  Both of them graduated in May 2015!!" Quote from high school Site Coordinator

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