Category Archives: CIS Blog

Biltmore hosts Annual Donuts for Dads Breakfast

Biltmore Elementary hosted over 60 dads, grandfathers, uncles, and other male figures who joined together for breakfast and conversations with their elementary student at Donuts for Dads.  As the group enjoyed eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and orange juice, former … Continue reading

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TEAM UP at Pinedale Tackles Science

Throughout the month of February, students in our TEAM UP After School program at Pinedale Elementary have been focusing on Science as part of their academic enrichment activity. Partnering with JEA & The Tree Hill Nature Center, the students have … Continue reading

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15th Annual TEAM UP Cheerleading Competition

Our Annual TEAM UP Cheerleading Competition was full of high kicks, low tumbles, and loud cheers. Over 200 students participated in the event, after months of practice during their enrichment hours in our After School Program. Over 1,500 families and … Continue reading

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Annual Mentor Celebration

In honor of National Mentoring Month, Communities In Schools celebrated the mentors in our Achievers For Life program for their dedication in helping the students they mentor reach success. Connie Hodges, President of the United Way of Northeast Florida, began … Continue reading

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Terry Parker Students Connect with AT&T

Students  in our Student Enrichment Program at Terry Parker High School participated in a career exploration field trip to an AT&T Customer Retention Center. As part of the AT&T Aspire program, students were able to tour the facilities, listen in … Continue reading

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UPS Supports Literacy at S.A. Hull Elementary

Local employees of UPS, the world-wide shipping & logistics corporation, volunteered at S.A. Hull Elementary for the first Reading Day of the year for our Literacy Division.Visitors were greeted by our S.A. Hull TEAM UP after-school drum line and cheerleaders, … Continue reading

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Carolyn Lynn Serves as an AmeriCorps Leader Guide

AmeriCorps Program Directors from across the state of Florida gathered in Tallahassee for the week-long Fall Program Directors Meeting and Training, hosted by Volunteer Florida. Carolyn Lynn, the Director of our Literacy Division, was invited to participate as a Leader … Continue reading

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CIS Teams up for Edward Waters Football Camp

The TEAM UP After School  program recently partnered with the Edward Waters College football team for a day of drills, races, and fun. Students who participate on the TEAM UP intramural flag-football teams were invited to learn the fundamentals of the game … Continue reading

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Muffins for Moms at Biltmore Elementary

The 8th annual Muffins for Moms event at Biltmore Elementary was a huge success with over 20 mothers, aunts, and grandmothers attending to support and learn about their child’s school. The goal of the Muffins for Moms event is to … Continue reading

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Real Men Read at Biltmore Elementary

Over 35 male role models from  the Jacksonville community volunteered their time at Biltmore Elementary for the annual Real Men Read event. To encourage students to read, each volunteer read a book appropriate to the grade level of the different … Continue reading

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