In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities in Schools of Clark County works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Want to join our team? We are hiring for multiple positions!

Communities In Schools is a nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Communities In Schools of Clark County (CIS of Clark County) is a nonprofit organization-serving students throughout Clark County, Indiana. We are one of 187 local affiliates of the national organization Communities In Schools.

For more than 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures.

Today 1.314 million students are served nationwide. For the past 15 years, CIS of Clark County has served tens of thousands of students in Clark County.

During the 2015-2016 school year,
CIS of Clark County touched the lives of over

Clark County Students
Clark County Schools
3, 2, 1 Read Volunteers

Why We Do It

Communities In Schools works in schools full time to remove barriers by building one-on-one relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life.

Because we’re in schools all day –  every day, we see the unique needs of each student and partner with teachers and the community to address them. Whether it’s clean clothes, help with schoolwork, or emotional support to help a child cope with and recover from a traumatic event, we connect students with the relationships and resources they need to succeed.


Dec. 23    Family Movie Time              Jeffersonville Public Library 1-3 pm

Dec.26     Wiggles & Indoor Play         Griffin Rec. Center New Albany 10-11 am

Dec. 27    Winter Crafts                         Jeffersonville Public Library 1-3 pm

Dec. 30    Family Puppet Theater        Louisville Free Public Library 2:00 pm

Dec. 31     Bouncetime at Sigs              Sigs Sports Complex N. Albany 9-Noon

Jan. 2       Toddler Storytime                Clarksville Library 10-11:30 am

Jan.3        PreSchool Play Date             N. Albany-Floyd Co. Library 10:30-11:30

All activities are FREE except for Bouncetime at Sigs which is $7. Have fun!

Partner Opportunities

Partner Opportunities

Learn more about how you can Partner with CIS of Clark

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about open how you can become involved as a volunteer.

College Opportunities

Learn about open Internship and Work Study opportunities

Want to support CIS of Clark County without spending a dime?

When you sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile and choose Communities In Schools of Clark County as your charity, a portion of your purchase helps support Clark County students in need- at no extra cost to you!

Our Partners


From the Communities In Schools National Office   Arlington, VA—Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, is delighted to welcome[...]
Communities In Schools program provides mental health and behavior interventions to students in need. Indiana Department of Education awarded Communities In Schools (CIS) of Clark County with a $30,000 Innovation Grant. This grant will give[...]
Thanks to a $8,000 grant from WHAS Crusade For Children- a foundation which aims to help children overcome various trials including mental and emotional challenges, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Clark County will have funding[...]

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Our Mission

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.