Communities in Schools of Virginia
413 Stuart Circle, Unit 303
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Mark E. Emblidge
Board Chair Dr. Daniel A. Domenech
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Association of School Administrators
Contact Information
Address 413 Stuart Circle, Unit 303
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 237-8909
Fax 804 237-8901
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $1,394,400.00
Projected Expenses $1,024,425.00
Mission The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
  • Formed two new CIS affiliates: Communities In Schools of Petersburg and Communities In Schools of The New River Valley
  • Communities In Schools of Virginia became nationally accredited.
  • Provided technical assistance and support for our new regional affiliates to become fully operational and sustainable programs.
  • Received funding from the General Assembly to continue growing our Communities In Schools Regional Affiliates in Hampton Roads, Northern VA and Southwest VA, and to begin developing a new program in Petersburg, VA.
  • Increased the amount of students served through CIS in Virginia by 25% this year.
  • Raise additional private funds to support continued replication of the CIS Model in underserved areas of the Commonwealth.
  • Through data research and evaluation, Communities In Schools of Virginia developed a software tool for use in Richmond for determining the early indicators for at-risk students. Using Richmond as a pilot, CIS site coordinators throughout the Commonwealth have been trained and will be using this tool beginning in September, 2015. 
Raise an additional $500,000 in private funding to provide technical assistance and support to new regional Communities In Schools affiliates in Virginia, and to our established Communities In Schools affiliates;  updating and maintaining our website; building capacity to more effectively provide programmatic and administrative support to our local and regional affiliates; and, assure continued organizational sustainability. 
Background Communities In Schools (CIS) of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1999. CIS of Virginia believes keeping children in school is the responsibility of the entire community. Rather than duplicating services or competing with other youth-serving organizations or agencies, CIS identifies and mobilizes existing community resources and fosters cooperative partnerships for the benefit of students and families. CIS of Virginia works with its local affiliates and communities to bring a coordinated team of volunteers, skilled staff and other resources directly into CIS schools.

Today, CIS is the national leader in school-based, integrated student support services. Independent research shows that CIS is the only organization in America that decreases dropouts and increases graduation rates when its model is implemented with fidelity (K-12). 
CEO Statement

The 2014­-2015 school year was a historic one for CIS of Virginia. We served over 30,000 students in 59 schools, established a new affiliate, and successfully completed an intense accreditation process. Since receiving state funding in 2012, CIS of Virginia has more than doubled its reach and impact across the state. Due to the success of CIS of Virginia’s most recent replication efforts in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and Hampton Roads, the current administration not only supported our on­going work in our newer regional affiliates, but also encouraged us to enter the challenging area of Petersburg. CIS of Virginia responded to the state’s call to action, and quickly began the process of establishing CIS of Petersburg in the fall of 2014. I am happy to report that CIS of Petersburg, with support from The Cameron Foundation, will be serving students in two schools within its first year. As a result, CIS of Virginia continues to have a good working relationship with the General Assembly and we are hopeful they will support future expansion and replication efforts.

I am also excited to introduce Quentin Brown as our new state director. Quentin has been with CIS for more than 10 years –first as a site coordinator and program director at CIS of Richmond and most recently as executive director of CIS of Hampton Roads. His knowledge of our organization is invaluable and I am confident in his ability to strengthen our network and broaden our impact.

Communities In Schools of Virginia continues to meet the diverse needs of underperforming students across the entire state. I am proud of what we have accomplished in 2014­2015 and look forward to celebrating our continued success in the coming year. 

Mark E. Emblidge, Ph.D. 

Board Chair Statement

With more than 7,000 students failing to graduate onetime in Virginia each year, the work of Communities In Schools (CIS) could not be more relevant and essential. CIS of Virginia has played an integral role in addressing this statewide problem by providing integrated services to students who lack the resources and support that allow them to stay in school and achieve in life. This past year, the CIS of Virginia Board of Directors, along with the CIS of Virginia staff, worked tirelessly calling on key corporate, education, legislative and community leaders to increase awareness of CIS and raise the necessary funds for expanding our reach to the students and families most in need. This hard work paid off as we saw CIS of Virginia and its affiliates improve student outcomes and serve more students than ever before.

Communities In Schools of Virginia is committed to increasing its impact across the Commonwealth. We have managed to strategically expand without sacrificing the quality of our work. This work would not be possible without our talented state office staff, dedicated board members, and devoted partners. I am inspired and excited about what we have accomplished this past year and am optimistic about our future.

Daniel A. Domenech, Ph.D.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Southwest Virginia
Hampton Roads
Northern Virginia
Henrico County
Petersburg, City
Tri-cities Region
Cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Arlington, Alexandria and Bristol.  Counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Pulaski and Floyd. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Daniel A. Domenech
Company Affiliation American Association of School Administrators
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Robert M. Blue Dominion Virginia Power
Dr. Yvonne Brandon Richmond Public Schools
Dr. Thomas M. Brewster Pulaski County Public Schools
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Dr. Mark E. Emblidge Communities In Schools of Virginia
Mr. David Fernandez Altria Client Services Inc.
Dr. William A. Hazel Jr.Secretary, Health & Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Mr. H. Michael Ligon Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.
Ms. Stacy Mendler Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Mr. William Milliken Communities In Schools, Inc.
Mr. Stephen D. Otero Capital One
Dr. Linda M. Shifflette Hampton City Public Schools
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 77
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
The Honorable George F. Allen The Office of George Allen
Mr. Stephen Gannon Capital One
Mr. Henry H. Harrell Universal Corporation
Mr. Robert S. Ukrop Ukrop's Homestyle Foods, LLC
The Honorable Mark R. Warner U. S. Senator
Communities In Schools of Virginia is expanding its board to include members from the new regions we serve in the Commonwealth.  Through the use of a matrix and referrals, we are identifying targeted leaders in these communities to interview. We are having difficulty identifying female leaders of color who share our organizational goals, are in the top management of their companies and who have the ability to help raise significant funding.
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Mark E. Emblidge
Former Richmond City School Board President
Former State Board of Education President
Former VCU Faculty
Current UVA faculty
Southern Regional Education Board 
History of working with CIS National
Co-CEO Quentin D. Brown, MPA
Term Start Nov 2015
Former Executive Director, Communities In Schools Hampton Roads
Current Tidewater Community College Faculty
Executive Leadership Student of NYU/Communities In Schools 
Habitat for Humanity Board 
Senior Staff
Dr. Thomas Brewster Director, External Affairs
Dr. Lindsay Forston Research and Evaluation Specialist
Mrs. Elizabeth Stowers Assistant Director of Replication and Special Projects
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 4
Retention Rate 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2014
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Communities In Schools National AccreditationCommunities In Schools National2015
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $1,394,400.00
Projected Expenses $1,024,425.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$794,400$794,400$0
Individual Contributions$23,486$97,893$181,375
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,322$2,003--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$861,554$791,760$805,750
Administration Expense$114,856$140,288$130,627
Fundraising Expense$49,327$49,889$43,291
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.351.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%81%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%4%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,204,308$1,229,083$834,957
Current Assets$1,200,861$1,226,874$831,100
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$67,403$66,662$19,942
Total Net Assets$1,136,905$1,162,421$815,015
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities17.8218.4041.68
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2014View
Foundation Comments
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" includes support from the National Organization of Communities in Schools and may include support from government agencies.