At Communities In Schools, we work in schools full time to remove those 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.

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.

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Office Staff

Executive Director

Michelle Allen

Director of Programming

Nicole Stone

EDL Program Director

Amy Campbell

Information Specialist

Trina Oltman

Financial Manager

Mariah Mayfield

Secondary After School Program Manager

Amanda McLendon

Elementary After School Program Manager

Kaylee Gildersleeve

Marketing Coordinator

CIS of Clark County employs over 90 full and part-time staff helping students succeed on a daily basis.

Board of Directors


Dr. Polly Hendricks, OD (Chair)

Josh Kornberg (Vice Chair)
Ivy Tech Foundation

Dr. Marcia Segal (Secretary)
Indiana University Southeast (retired)

Dayleen Ragains (Treasurer)
German American Bank

Kara Brown
Center for Lay Ministries

Vicki Carmichael
Clark County Judge

Walt Coppinger
Realtor – Advisor Realty

Dr. Kim Hartlage
Greater Clark County Schools

Dr. Cathy Johnson
Indiana University Southeast

Kenny Kavanaugh
City of Jeffersonville

Randy Koetter (Advisory)
Koetter Woodworking Company

Sandy Myers
Silver Creek Primary

Chip Pfau
George Pfau & Sons, Inc.

Greg Scales
First Savings Bank

Garrett Smith
Shepherd Financial

Kevin Smith
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Amy Wheatley

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

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.