To surround students with a network of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools 5 Basics
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back
- A healthy start and a healthy future
Communities In Schools Chatham County (formerly Chatham County Together!) was established in 1989 in response to the lack of delinquency prevention services for students in Chatham County. Subsequently, we have expanded our offerings to other youth, ages 5-18 that are referred by Chatham County Schools, the Department of Social Services, the Division of Juvenile Justice, mental health providers, and parents/guardians. Youth are referred for services due to challenges inside and outside of the classroom. All of our services are free of charge and offered both in English and Spanish.
In 2014 we became an affiliate of the national Communities In Schools program, and since have added on-site services at Chatham Middle School , Virginia Cross Elementary and Bonlee School. Affiliates are a part of a state wide and national Communities In Schools program.
The reason we are all here is because of our commitment to serving kids – while our children often have barriers in and out of school, they are strong, resilient, creative and amazing! They are smart, and despite the challenges they encounter – they inspire us every day – they are our future and deserve the opportunities that many in our community enjoy.
Our funding sources are balanced and diversified across state and local government sources, the United Way, private foundation grants, and individual donors. For a list of our current funders, click here.