Q: What is Communities In Schools of Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is a nonprofit that has served more than 110,000 Duval County students over the past 30 years. We are dedicated to increasing the graduation rate across Duval County by identifying the obstacles students face and then helping them through those challenges.
Our school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources into their lives. From immediate needs like food or clothing to more complex ones like counseling or emotional support, we do whatever it takes to help students succeed. We work through three divisions: case management, literacy tutoring services, and afterschool.
Q: When was Communities In Schools launched in Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville was founded in December of 1989 and began operating within its first school – Jefferson Davis Junior High School – in January of 1990.
Q: Where is the Communities In Schools of Jacksonville office located?
A: The organization’s administrative offices are located at 532 Riverside Ave, Suite 3-OH, in Jacksonville, FL. Click here for a list of our site locations.
Q: How many students does Communities In Schools of Jacksonville serve?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville provides wraparound services to more than 7,500 students in Duval County Public Schools.
Q: How many schools offer programs operated by Communities In Schools of Jacksonville?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville staff members work with students across 38 Duval County Public Schools to facilitate the case management, literacy tutoring, and afterschool programs.
Q: Is Communities In Schools of Jacksonville a not-for-profit organization?
A: Yes, Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our Tax ID # is 59-3027895.
Q: How is Communities In Schools of Jacksonville funded?
A: Communities In Schools of Jacksonville receives federal, state and city funding from organizations such as the Kids Hope Alliance, United Way of Northeast Florida, Duval County Public Schools and Volunteer Florida. Much of our funding also comes from private foundations, corporations, and donations made by local businesses and community members.
Q: What makes Communities In Schools of Jacksonville unique from other dropout prevention organizations?
A: At Communities In Schools, our work with students reaches far beyond the classroom. We are flexible and responsive to our student’s unique needs, meeting them wherever they are learning. Our wraparound services connect families with vital resources like food, clothing, health care and emotional support when needed. We believe that by focusing on the needs of the whole child and working to address the root causes of students’ obstacles to graduation, we build equity for our kids in school and in life.
Q: How can my child benefit and receive Communities In Schools of Jacksonville services?
A: Please call the Communities In Schools office at 904-344-3900 or contact the student’s school to get involved.