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Learn About Communities in Schools of Rowan County

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 Communities In Schools of Rowan County


Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization.

Communities in Schools of Rowan County is a Rowan County United Way Member Agency

United Way Agency


Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Communities In Schools positions a dedicated site coordinator in the local school system.  In this pivotal role, the coordinator works with school staff to identify students at risk of not graduating.  He or she also addresses school and student needs and establishes relationships with local business partners, social service agencies, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide necessary resources.  What sets Communities In Schools apart is its integrated student service model, which provides a comprehensive range of community-based interventions that can help each student reach his or her potential.

For more information please visit our Partner websites to learn more about our history and mission on a statewide and national level.

Communities In Schools National Website 

Communities In Schools of NC

Rowan Salisbury School System 

United Way


For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these "Five Basics":

  • A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A chance to give back to peers and community

CIS of Rowan County began in 1998 and was chartered in 2001. Currently we serve thousands of children and their families annually.  Communities In Schools offers in-school mentoring and tutoring, supportive guidance to students and parents, transportation, school uniforms and supplies, referrals to community agencies and assistance with “emergency” clothing for students at the elementary schools.

CIS of Rowan County is located at 204 E. Innes St. Salisbury NC, 28144  Phone Number: (704)797-0210 Email Address: cisrowan@gmail.com or cisvolunteer@aol.com