Communities In Schools of Miami Annual Fund
Supporting CIS of Miami
We Need Your SupportEvery child deserves a future that is bright and full of opportunity, starting with a high school graduation.
Your contribution to the Annual Fund has a direct impact on the lives of students across Miami-Dade County and furthers the Communities In Schools of Miami (CISM) mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
But the far-reaching impact of poverty places too many roadblocks on the path to high school graduation. At CISM, we are committed to supporting students with the resources they need to overcome barriers, graduate, and reach their goals. Your gift, renewed annually, ensures that we can be there for kids consistently year after year.
What Your Donation AccomplishesCommunities In Schools of Miami is working to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed by providing, securing, and coordinating support and interventions that target academic and socioemotional barriers to achievement. Our site coordinators, passionate and extensively trained social service professionals, are based directly inside high-need schools across Miami to provide individualized and group interventions directly in the schools. They connect students and their families to educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student's specific needs. In 2016, CISM served over 15,000 students in kindergarten through high school in 17 schools.
What sets CISM apart is our focus on building partnerships that support the whole child. We work with our students' parents or guardians, school personnel, and community organizations to surround students with a community of support. Every dollar you give helps keep another student in school and on the path to reaching their full potential.
Annual Fund Donor LevelsAll Annual Fund Donors receive ongoing updates from our students and schools, along with other benefits:
Friend: $500+Your gift provides a student in need with the provision of back to school and basic needs supplies throughout the year, including school uniforms as needed.
You will receive special invitations to school site visits and school-based events, various volunteer and engagement opportunities, and a CIS gift.
Supporter: $1,000+Your gift provides a student in need with a full year of free tutoring to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.
Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Friend level, plus, with your permission, acknowledgment on the CISM website and in our Annual Report.
Believer: $2,500+Your gift provides school-to-work mentoring to the students in one school to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.
Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Supporter level plus discounted tickets to select events.
Hero: $5,000+Your gift provides five students in need with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult and comprehensive support services to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.
Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Believer level plus, with your permission, acknowledgment in the annual event program book, and two tickets to CISM annual event.