Category Archives: CIS Blog

TEAM UP students participate in Military Leadership Academy

Recently, 3rd-5th grade TEAM UP Summer Camp participants at Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School participated in a military leadership academy. The academy was organized by Zena Pearson and was coordinated by our VetSuccess AmeriCorps Coordinator Roy Fallon and VetSuccess AmeriCorps member … Continue reading

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Students Soar at Aviation Academy!

From June 22nd-27th, 32 Duval County Public School students participated in the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy.  This nationally recognized program, co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE), is designed … Continue reading

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Local Professionals Encourage the Importance of Literacy

Students at Mayport Middle School recently participated in the “Literacy in the Workplace” Workshop hosted by Communities In Schools and D.R.E.A.M. Project/VetSuccess AmeriCorps. Volunteers and the occupations they represented were wide-spanning: active military and veterans, local attorneys, NCAA athletes for … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Ceremonies Honor the Fallen for Memorial Day

D.R.E.A.M./VetSuccess AmeriCorps worked with Communities In Schools to honor Service Men and Women for Memorial Day at two events. Ceremonies took place at both Stilwell Academy, on May 22nd, and Mayport Middle School, on May 26th. Over 1,300 students from … Continue reading

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Literacy Division Celebrates Outstanding Students

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff and Americorps volunteers celebrated the achievements of some our most outstanding students who participate in the AmeriCorps Literacy Division at the Unlocking Potential to Greatness ceremony. AmeriCorps alumni and TEAM UP Project Manager Wade Johnson opened the event … Continue reading

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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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