The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve
What We Do
Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS of Miami) works to empower at-risk students in our District's most challenged schools. We accomplish
this by partnering with the schools and bringing in programs and resources that are proven to keep students in school and motivated to graduate.
Examples include mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness, and much more. Services are offered at
no charge to students and their families.
Communities in Schools of Miami's programs are powered by many dedicated individuals and groups including volunteers, mentors, tutors, teachers,
AmeriCorps members, partners, donors, staff, the Board of Directors, students and parents.
Communities In Schools of Miami is part of a national network of affiliates in 26 states and the District of Columbia. The network serves nearly 2
million students in more than 3,000 sites, making it the nation's leading community-based organization that helps kids achieve in school and prepare
Miami Foundation's "Give Miami Day"
Give Miami Day is a unique, 24-hour online-giving event that allows individuals an opportunity to build a greater Miami by making a charitable gift to
local nonprofits such as Communities In Schools of Miami. The Miami Foundation and its partners have committed to match a percentage of contributions
received during Give Miami Day; therefore, 100% of your donation PLUS this match will be given to us! On November 20th,
make your online donation to Communities in Schools of Miami through Give Miami
Our spotlight student, Murline, a senior from North Miami Senior High, has completed two scholarship application and has registered to take the ACT and SAT
in November. She is working now on completing her college applications.
Murline has read two books so far this academic year and continues her desire to read 36 books! She is enjoying her classes and looking forward to getting
her report card to see how she is progressing.
Spotlight Sponsor Lehman Auto World: "Motor-vation for Education"
Lehman Auto World to Donate $100 from Car Purchases to Communities In Schools of Miami
Lehman Auto World has partnered with Communities In Schools of Miami to give dollars for scholars. For every vehicle purchase made through CIS' Friends
& Family Referral Program, Lehman Auto World will donate $100 to help at-risk students stay in school and graduate on time.
Complete this Referral Form and get that car you have been needing while
supporting a great cause.
Miami Dolphins Players Read to CIS of Miami Children
Three Miami Dolphins players – cornerback Richard Marshall, defensive end Kheeston Randall and center/guard Josh Samuda – visited our NFL YET
out-of-school program to read to the kids and participate in craft projects. The children were thrilled.
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Young Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) held a mixer at The Hoxton, Miami's first Urban Beach House. Guests enjoyed complimentary hors d'oeuvres
over casual camaraderie and conversation.
Learn More About CIS of Miami YPN »
Need some suggestions for your summer reading list? Discover two new books that were penned by members of the CIS community.
Elizabeth Mejia, Executive Director of CIS Miami, shares her
personal life journey in her recently released, "Life From The Stoop," a touching memoir about overcoming adversity. Although the journey
is one riddled with chaos, it is also filled with love, determination, and faith.
View more information on Elizabeth's book »
In his latest book, "From the Rearview Mirror," Communities In Schools Founder and Vice Chairman Bill Milliken reflects on events that
have helped shape his life, important lessons he has learned and how these experiences contributed to the Communities In Schools movement.
"From the Rearview Mirror" is available on Amazon.com »
Communities In Schools of Miami
11965 SW 142nd Terrace #102 :: Miami, FL 33186
Phone (305) 252-5444 :: Fax (305) 252-4664