Category Archives: CIS Blog

Intern Blog: Joey

  As a Communities In Schools graduate, what better way to give back to the organization that played a part in helping you get to where you are today. As I neared my final semester at the University of North … Continue reading

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Intern Blog: Ally

For the past year, I have been interning for Communities In Schools of Jacksonville.  Interning at CIS has been an all-around amazing experience.  I never really saw myself working in the non-profit world, but after interning for the leading dropout prevention organization, … Continue reading

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Communities In Schools Plans and Builds New Playground at Long Branch Elementary with Help of Community Partners

  Can you imagine an elementary school without a safe playground to play on? Well that was a reality at Long Branch Elementary until Communities In Schools stepped in with a partnership from KaBOOM! and CarMax. Long Branch Elementary, a … Continue reading

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Terry Parker Career Day

Students involved in the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville Student Enrichment Program at Terry Parker High School got to take part in a new career day initiative being started through our partnership with AT&T, CHAMPS, and community mentors. Students got … Continue reading

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Jacksonville’s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff and our AmeriCorps volunteers participated in the Jacksonville Kids Coalition ‘s 5th Annual Children’s Week Advocacy Walk. More than 300 participated in the walk from Hemming Park to the Jacksonville Landing supporting students from … Continue reading

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“Celebrating African Americans in the Military” held at the Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville’s Dream Project and the VetSuccess AmeriCorps program hosted the “Celebrating African Americans in the Military” on February 26th and 27th at the Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership. The event promoted the students understanding of … Continue reading

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CIS of Jax Celebrates 25 Years with the Silver Gala

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville celebrated 25 years of service to Jacksonville’s youth on Thursday, February 5, 2015 with more than 430 supporters, funders and volunteers during The Silver Gala. The night was bright, bright with the success of an … Continue reading

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CHAMPS Kick-Off Social

The first CHAMPS social took place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at The Volstead in downtown Jacksonville.  The purpose of our CHAMPS Young Professionals Group is to involve young professionals under 40 in the mission of CIS and to engage them in … Continue reading

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ReaLife Mentoring Kicks-Off New School Year

This past week, some of the ReaLife Mentors and Bridge to Success mentees had their first Mentor Meet and Greet Party at Wolfson High School.  Currently, there are 70 students part of the Bridge to Success Program with 17 mentees involved … Continue reading

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The First Tee of Jacksonville Introduces Core Values to STEM Camp Students

Our STEM (Science.Technology.Engineering.Math) Academy Summer Camp continues to provide excellent enrichment opportunities to our students. The campers from A. Phillip Randolph Academies of Technology had a chance to partner with The First Tee of Jacksonville to gain hands on experience … Continue reading

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