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Communities in Schools of the Midlands

  • Communities in Schools of the Midlands
  • 2712 Middleburg Dr
    #219
  • Columbia, SC 29204
  • (803) 254-9727
  • 1986
  • Jamila Green
  • Site Coordinator
  • (704) 516-0873

Program Description

Across the country, approximately 1 in 6 children under 18 live in poverty. These are disproportionately children of color who already struggle with issues of access and equity. Without community support, they are more at risk for missing school, dropping out and failing to earn a high school diploma. By helping our most vulnerable students stay in school and succeed in life, we are building stronger, healthier and more economically stable communities where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.

Our Solution
Working directly in 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life.

Our school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools. From immediate needs like food or clothing to more complex ones like counseling or emotional support, we do whatever it takes to help students succeed.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 65
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Claflin University
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Morris College
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Winthrop University