With a presence in 39 Richmond and Henrico Public Schools from K-12, CIS of Richmond targets Richmond's high poverty neighborhoods to make a difference in the lives of our most fragile residents.
4,361 volunteers shared their time with thousands of K-12 students
The vision is bold but it is an investment in our kids, our community, and our economy.
Since 1996, CIS of Richmond has worked with Richmond Public Schools (RPS) to coordinate services that impact schools, students, and communities. With a presence in 40 Richmond City and Henrico County K-12 schools, CIS of Richmond provides intensive, case-managed services that help students choose success by ensuring their access to the Five Basics:
In 2006, CIS National issued a call to all affiliate offices to become independently incorporated. The structure supports a design of state CIS organizations working with independent local organizations by providing training, support, and best practice research aligned with the CIS Functions. On July 1, 2007, CIS of Richmond became an independent 501(c)3 organization with a strong, community-focused volunteer board of directors.
During the transition to independence, the CIS of Richmond Board of Directors committed to a plan to invest in Richmond Public School sites where a CIS relationship existed and to focus on the delivery of quality programs and services using the national best practices supported by 32 years of service-delivery and research. With excellence in staffing as a guiding principle, the CIS of Richmond Board hired Dr. Harold Fitrer as the executive director, with the vision that Dr. Fitrer would lead the organization into the next phase of developmental growth.
CIS of Richmond Four Crucial Components:
Assessing Needs and Assets: Our staff conducts needs and assets assessments to identify services, gaps and duplications and establish priorities.
Coordinating Supports: Next, our staff forms a Student Assistance Team (SAT) consisting of a variety of service providers from within schools and outside agencies.
Managing Services: CIS staff facilitates SAT and day-to-day service delivery at CIS schools. SAT members weekly develop and review service plans of students who receive intensive in-home and school-based services.
Engaging Community Members and Empowering Parents: CIS staff develops Citizen Advisory Groups (CAG) at CIS schools to empower families and community members to actively participate and invest in students’ futures.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Young people achieve in school, engage in their community, and are prepared for the work force
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