At Communities In Schools of Richmond we celebrate all wins. It is easy to think of a win as something big, but oftentimes it comes in a smaller package. Our site coordinators work with our students to create small, attainable goals– goals to build stability and growth. Join us as we collect the tiny wins of CIS.

Children Incorporated

Children Incorporated + Communities In Schools of Richmond have enjoyed a mutually valued partnership since the 2005-2006 fiscal/school year. Children Inc. first affiliation was at Swansboro Elementary School, and now are currently affiliated with 10 RPS schools in Southside. Through this partnership CIS site coordinators serve as volunteer coordinators for Children Incorporated’s programs.

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Big Brothers + Little Brothers

This tiny win is just beginning– and it’s a story you’re going to want to keep following.

Our amazing site coordinators, Alyssa Roussey at Armstrong High School, and Ashley Johnson at Fairfield Court Elementary School, have created a space for 5th graders and junior and seniors to come together to hold space with, and for each other.

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The Importance of Giving

This holiday season our Site Coordinators Ashley, at Fairfield Court Elementary School, and Cameron, at Woodville Elementary School taught their students the value of giving back.

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Long Lasting Connections

“As a site coordinator, especially in elementary, you don’t always get to know what happens to “your kids”. It was so nice to see her face and let her know how much she meant to me all those years ago.”

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2023 Icons Employer of the Year

We are so excited to announce that Communities In Schools of Richmond has been named the 2023 Young Professional Employer of the Year by ChamberRVA. The work our site coordinators do each day is truly remarkable, and we are so excited for their work to be recognized. Thank you for continuing to show up for the students in RVA, it matters, and we see you.

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CIS coordinator and students

The Zone Approach

This year our CIS team has moved into a “Zone” approach. This zone allows our teams of site coordinators and program directors to continue reaching students, even as they move into new chapters. Our Site Coordinator from Cardinal Elementary School worked with her teammates at River City Middle School to surprise some of her students who had earned a reward. The reward of seeing their old Site Coordinator brought tears of joy and relief. The connection our site team has with our students is unmatched. We are so lucky to have such amazing staff. 

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