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2014 Annual Impact Report

During the 2013-14 year, CIS of Charleston served 14,187 students in 30 schools. To learn more about our achievements during the last school year, please look at our 2014 Annual Impact Report.



Music Tells the Story

Music Tells the Story is an expanding project to provide music education and enrichment for elementary school students.  Composer/songwriter/performer Ayala Asherov-Kalus works with students at Burns Elementary School to turn their poems and stories into real compositions played by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Click on the image below to watch a great video about the program.



Communities In Schools of Charleston is celebrating 26 years of serving Lowcountry students!

During the 2013-14 year, we served 14,187 young people in 30 schools. Of those students, 1,233 received case-managed services. We are proud to say that of those case-managed students:

  • 96% were promoted to the next grade level (excluding seniors)

  • 79% maintained adequate attendance

  • 74% made improvements in Math scores

  • 78% made improvements in Reading scores
  • 89% improved behavior

  • 95% of seniors graduate (88% went to college, 10% joined the military)

Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, CIS has helped thousands of children excel in schools throughout the Charleston region. Read some of our SUCCESS STORIES.

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