Communities In Schools increases reach in NC

jstancill@newsobserver.comMay 14, 2014 

— Communities In Schools of North Carolina, which provides services to children at risk of academic failure, reached more than 215,500 students in 2012-13, according to an annual report released Wednesday.

The organization develops community partnerships that provide resources aimed at breaking barriers to education for low-income children.

Communities In Schools served children in 441 schools across 44 counties in North Carolina. Trained employees who work in the schools find help for children at risk of dropping out, including food, clothing, transportation, mentoring, tutoring and health care.

RTI International issued an annual report on the organization Wednesday. Of the 215,697 students served, 19,139 received targeted and sustained help. Of the high school seniors who got a high level of help, 97 percent graduated, the report said. Of the K-11th grade students who received sustained help, 96 percent were promoted to the next grade, the report said.

The number of students served by Communities In Schools of North Carolina rose by 19 percent in 2012-13 over the previous year, the report said.

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