Q: When was Communities In Schools started in Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools was founded in Jacksonville in December 1989 and began working in its first school, Jefferson Davis Junior High School, in January of 1990.

Q: Where is Communities In Schools located?
A: Our administrative offices are located in the Florida Times-Union Building at 1 Riverside Avenue, Suite 400, in Jacksonville, FL. Click here for a list of our site locations!

Q: How is Communities In Schools funded?
A: Communities In Schools receives federal, state and city funding from organizations such as the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, the United Way of Northeast Florida, Duval County Public Schools, Volunteer Florida and other sources of funding include donations from business and citizens within the Jacksonville community.

Q: How many students does Communities In Schools provide its services to?
A: Communities In Schools provides its services to more than 6,900 students in Duval County Public Schools.

Q: How many schools does Communities In Schools work with?
A: Communities In Schools has employees embedded in 37 Duval County Public Schools.

Q: How many people are employed by Communities In Schools?
A: Communities In Schools employs over 400 full- and part-time employees.

Q: What does Communities In Schools do?
A: Communities In Schools is one of the largest and most effective dropout prevention program in Jacksonville and operates four unique programs that help it obtain its goals of fewer dropouts and increased graduation rates.

Q: What makes Communities In Schools unique from other dropout prevention programs?
A: Communities In Schools is differentiated from other dropout prevention programs in that everything it does is performed by employees on school campuses.

Q: How many years has Communities In Schools been working with Duval County’s students?
A: Communities In Schools has been working with Duval County students for 25 years.

Q: How can my child benefit and receive Communities In Schools services?
A: If you would like to involve your child or a child you know with Communities In Schools, please call us at 904-366-6350 or contact your child’s school.

Q: How can I become involved with Communities In Schools as a volunteer
A: If you would like to become a part of Communities In Schools by volunteering or mentoring, visit our Volunteer or Mentor page to download an application for the program that you feel is the best fit for you. For those interested in mentoring please complete the application and email it to Victoria Carlucci, vcarlucci@cisjax.org, fax it to 904-366-6360 or mail it to the CIS administrative offices at 1 Riverside Avenue, Suite 400, Jacksonville, FL 32202.