Ensuring student success is everyone’s job: schools, parents, communities.
In over 200 communities across 27 states, Communities In Schools works closely with schools, social services, businesses and thousands of volunteers to get young people the things they need to learn and grow: mentors and tutors, after-school help, family services to stabilize the home. Without these basic supports, kids in need or at-risk are far less likely to succeed and grow into productive adults. In every county in Georgia, Family Connection brings together community partners to address the needs of children, youth, and their families. In Athens, Family Connection and Communities In Schools are the same organization.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens (FC-CIS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served at-risk students in Athens since 1992. FC-CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We are a community working together for all children to succeed in school and in life. We are a partnership of ninety organizations working with families to research the needs of children and families in our community, and to work together to address those needs. Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens is the official planning and coordinating body for services for children and families in our community.
Getting kids what they need – when they need it
Children are individuals with very individualized needs. Our school-site coordinators respond quickly, on a case-by-case basis to get kids what they need — when they need it. Help can be as simple as providing eyeglasses to a child in need or as intensive as after-school tutoring; it all depends on the child.
Proven, Evidence-based Strategy
Communities In Schools is the only dropout prevention program in the nation proven to increase graduation rates.
Recent third-party findings confirm: Of the many organizations working to improve student outcomes, Communities In Schools, through coordination of services, is proven to be more effective, and results in higher graduation rates, and higher percentages of students reaching proficiency in math and reading.*
Family Connection is in every county in Georgia and envisions a Georgia where all children are healthy, ready to start school and do well when they get there, and where every family is stable and self-sufficient.
The key to strengthening Georgia’s families is collaboration at the local level to develop and implement plans based on each community’s needs. Every collaborative organization coordinates a planning process that:
Local Family Connection organizations are focused on improving child and family well-being in five areas:
Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.
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.
By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens seeks highly motivated and
experienced applicants for our new Development Director position to lead fundraising efforts
in support of our work. Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens is a not-for-profit organization in Athens, Georgia, established in 1991. We facilitate collaboration among more than 100 partners for improved outcomes for children, youth, and families. Our Communities In Schools Site Coordinators surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our 18 full-time Neighborhood Leaders are of the community, in the
community, and work with the community to address issues related to poverty.
The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
to develop and execute annual resource development plans to support continued growth and
success of the organization. This is a new position and the Director will be foundational for
expanding our development functions.
Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to:
A passion for FC-CIS’s mission
To apply for this position, e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information
for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is open until filled.
No calls, please.
Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, or political affiliation. All candidates meeting the qualifications are encouraged to apply. There will be reference checks and a criminal background check. Every applicant will be considered.