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November 3, 2021

Communities In Schools program at WCHS makes a real difference

Learn about our program at Wayne County High School and hear from a student and school staff about the difference CIS has made in their lives over the past three years.

October 19, 2021

Communities In Schools program supporting Hancock County students

CIS is meeting the basic needs of students by providing clothing and bringing the community together so they don’t miss out on milestones like prom.

October 14, 2021

Rush leading CIS program at high school

Jaqueline Rush is CIS-TN’s new site coordinator at Bledsoe County High School. In this article she shares how she plans to support students social and emotional health and schoolwide initiatives that will teach them valuable life skills.

October 5, 2021

CIS program connects resources with rural students in need

This joint Op-Ed from State Rep. Jeremy Faison and State Sen. Paul Bailey highlights the value of having Communities In Schools in their respective districts. As representatives of rural communities, they wanted to shed some light on the challenges that smaller, rural schools are facing and how CIS helps to mitigate those challenges.

September 30, 2021

Communities In Schools goes to Nashville

Samantha Wigand, CEO of CIS-TN, and Sherry Hoyle, Site Coordinator at Bolivar Central High School, attended the Joint House Education Summer Study Committee meeting to present how CIS is reducing chronic absenteeism in our partner schools.

September 23, 2021

Communities In Schools program gets support

First United Methodist Church in Bolivar presents CIS site coordinator, Sherry Hoyle, a check in support of her program at Bolivar Central High School.

May 18, 2021

CIS Helps Students With Basic Needs To Improve Upon Attendance

Learn about our program at Clay County High School from CIS site coordinator, Tish Plumlee.

May 8, 2021

Communities in Schools going strong in second year

Learn how CIS site coordinators Holly Tungett (Cocke) and Dawn Williams (Cosby) are supporting students in Cocke County.

May 4, 2021

CIS Helps Students With Basic Needs

Learn about our program at Jackson County High School from CIS site coordinator, Jennifer Fields.

April 22, 2021

School Spotlight: Allison Dodson (CIS)

CIS has been working in Van Buren County High School since fall 2019, and site coordinator Allison Dodson has found unique ways to meet the needs of her students over the past 12 months.

April 14, 2021

CIS Site Coordinator of the week: Coalfield

Get to know Kalea Derry and her program at Coalfield School in the first of three articles that highlight our site coordinators work in Morgan County.

April 2, 2021

School Spotlight: Allison Dodson (CIS)

Learn more about Allison Dodson, CIS site coordinator at Van Buren County High School, in this Q&A published in the Southern Standard.