“You have provided two of the best human resources I could ask for. My students need to be in contact with people who can give them that extra one-on-one contact, and this was provided through the work of the resource coordinator and the therapist.”
Principal at Maple Elementary

Principal at Maple Elementary

“I like the homework club very much because it is right after school and it helps my son with his homework and helps him turn it in on time. It has helped improve his grades and taught him better study habits.”

Parent, Spring Hill Elementary

Parent, Spring Hill Elementary

“I cannot begin to describe the positive impact the resource coordinator, therapists and case managers have had on our students. Fantastic!! Don’t know how we survived without this. (CISCC is) the best thing to ever happen to our school!!!”
Principal, Parkwood Elementary

Principal, Parkwood Elementary

  • 425 students received academic assistance through In-School Tutoring by a CIS Resource Coordinator
  • 89% of students who received tutoring maintained or improved their report card grades
  • Over 1,400 first grade students from all three Clark County School Districts received a free vision screening from volunteer optometrists provided by CIS of Clark County
  • 315 students received counseling from a licensed Centerstone therapist provided by CIS of Clark County
  • 105 students participated in 3,2,1 Read with a volunteer mentor.
  • 86% of these students maintained or improved their reading grades.
  • Volunteers donated 1,944 hours of service and gave away nearly 2,000 brand new books to their students.
  • 638 students participated in CIS of Clark County’s 21st Century Community Learning Center and Extended Day Learning before and after school programs.

2016/2017
By the Numbers

“I can’t imagine not having the support of Communities in Schools at Clarksville Elementary School! The academic support is very much needed at our school. These are student needs that would be very difficult for our school to meet without the support from Communities in Schools. Educating and caring for students is a team effort, and I feel so blessed to have the support of Communities in Schools!” Principal – Clarksville Elementary

In-School Programs & Services

20 schools, 3 school districts

School Resource Coordinators are provided for 17 schools served by CIS of Clark County (15 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school). Resource Coordinators provide one-on-one and small group tutoring, credit recovery, facilitate Service Learning activities, and oversee the 3,2,1 Read program in elementary schools. CIS Resource Coordinators distribute basic needs items to homeless and low-income students as part of the CIS Bare Necessities program, and make referrals to outside agencies for additional family needs. CIS Resource Coordinators work with school staff and Centerstone Therapists to develop a School Support Plan and individual Student Support Plans for CIS Case-Managed students.

CIS of Clark County contracts with Centerstone Mental Health to provide a licensed, Master’s-level therapist at each of 17 schools during the school day. Students receiving therapy are referred by teachers and counseled with parental/guardian consent. Having therapists available during the school day eliminates barriers to mental health treatment for low-income families, such as lack of transportation or lack of insurance. The CIS contract ensures that students can receive therapy regardless of insurance status or income level.

Matches a community-volunteer with a struggling reader for a one-on-one weekly session of reading to and with the student. Each week the student is given a new book to enlarge the student’s home library. Once the student is matched with a “reading friend”, CIS of Clark County commits to providing a volunteer for a full three years, from 1st through 3rd grade.

One-on-one and small group tutoring is provided by Resource Coordinators during the school day for teacher-referred students in elementary and middle schools. At Jeffersonville High School, the CIS Resource Coordinator coordinates behavior and mental health groups, and assists with goal setting for college/career.

At select sites, Resource Coordinators collaborate with school officials to choose 10 -12 students with behavior problems. Service Clubs meet throughout the year to work on projects suggested by the students themselves. Some past projects include writing and sending care packages to a soldier overseas; becoming pen pals with members of a local nursing home; collecting items for needy children; and developing a teacher-appreciation garden complete with picnic tables, fountains, and flowers planted by the service club students.

Dictionaries are provided to all Clark County 3rd graders (all elementary schools, public and private) through The Dictionary Project and funding from CIS of Clark County.

CIS of Clark County obtains the professional vision specialists and coordinates vision screening of all first graders in all three school districts in Clark County at no cost to parents.

This program works to address the external factors which influence children’s academic achievement. Children receive coats, eyeglasses, shoes, lice shampoo, clothing, and other essential items. On an as-needed basis, CIS of Clark County also provides families in need of assistance with referrals to other community resources.

Before and After School Programs and Services

Through a grant from the Indiana Department of Education, 7 Clark County elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school are 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Sites. 21st CCLC sites offer after-school academic and behavioral interventions for teacher and principal referred students in grades 3 – 5 at the elementary level, grades 6 – 8 at the middle school level, and grades 9-12 at the high school level. In addition to homework assistance, credit recovery, and tutoring, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of other enrichment activities such as service learning, STEM, college/career experiences, arts & culture, and other enrichment activities.

The Extended Day Learning (EDL) Program was launched at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Before and after school care is provided for elementary school aged children.

As part of CIS of Clark County’s contract with Centerstone Mental Health, Family Support Specialists are provided to deliver school and home-based services that connect families with needed community resources, work with parents, provide support in chaotic home situations, make referrals for family and individual therapy as needed, and work in partnership with Centerstone Therapists in providing identified services.

These high-risk families frequently experience crises that directly affect students’ school success. Referrals to these services come from school personnel and the Resource Coordinators.

Elementary Schools

Borden Elementary

301 West Street, Borden, IN 47106
Phone: 812-967-2548

Name: Stacy Birk
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Kati Guernsey
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Stacy Birk Resource Coordinator
Kati Guernsey Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project

Bridgepoint Elementary

420 Ewing Lane, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4858

Name: Debbie Woolsey
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Richard Cloyd
Title: Therapist
Name: Chad Alberts
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Debbie Woolsey Resource Coordinator
Richard Cloyd Therapist
Chad Alberts Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Extended Day Learning

Clarksville Elementary

700 Randolph Ave, Clarksville, IN 47129
812-282-1447

Name: Kathy Fox
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Karen Graviss
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Amber Millay
Title: Therapist
Name: Mark Hawkins
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Kathy Fox Resource Coordinator
Karen Graviss Resource Coordinator
Amber Millay Therapist
Mark Hawkins Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Extended Day Learning

Henryville Elementary

213 N. Ferguson, Henryville, IN 47126
812-294-4806

Name: Naomi Petty
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Romy Montoya-Gregory
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Naomi Petty Resource Coordinator
Romy Montoya-Gregory Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project

Jonathan Jennings Elementary

603 Market Street, Charlestown, IN 47111
Phone: 812-256-7284

Name: Trina Crace
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Kati Guernsey
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Trina Crace Resource Coordinator
Kati Guernsey Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, Extended Day Learning

Maple Elementary

429 Division Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4860

Name: Trael Kimbler
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon
Title: Therapist
Name: Eric Davis
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Trael Kimbler Resource Coordinator
Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon Therapist
Eric Davis Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, Extended Day Learning

New Washington Elementary

224 Poplar Street, New Washington, IN 47162
Phone: 812-293-3331

Name: Nora Abbot
Title: Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Name: Donita Bower
Title: Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Name Title
Nora Abbot Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Donita Bower Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Services Provided

1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, Extended Day Learning

Northaven Elementary

1907 Oak Ridge Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4865

Name: Patrice Branstetter
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon
Title: Therapist
Name: Chad Albers
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Patrice Branstetter Resource Coordinator
Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon Therapist
Chad Albers Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Extended Day Learning

Parkwood Elementary

748 Spicewood, Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone: 812-945-2387

Services Provided

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Pleasant Ridge Elementary

1250 Monroe Street, Charlestown, IN 47111
Phone: 812-256-7286

Name: Sheila Kingery
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Colleen Miller
Title: Therapist
Name: Eric Davis
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Sheila Kingery Resource Coordinator
Colleen Miller Therapist
Eric Davis Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, Extended Day Learning

Riverside Elementary

17 Laurel Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4868

Name: Renee Tilker
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon
Title: Therapist
Name: Brandi Graham
Title: Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Name: Eric Davis
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Renee Tilker Resource Coordinator
Yetunde Adeyinda-De'Leon Therapist
Brandi Graham Extended Day Learning Coordinator
Eric Davis Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Extended Day Learning

Silver Creek Elementary

503 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg, IN 47172
Phone: 812-246-3312

Name: Sheryl Bowyer
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Dr. Gene Baker
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Sheryl Bowyer Resource Coordinator
Dr. Gene Baker Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project

Silver Creek Primary

603 Market Street Charlestown, IN 47111
Phone: 812-256-7284

Name: Gina Todd
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Dr. Gene Baker
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Gina Todd Resource Coordinator
Dr. Gene Baker Therapist
Services Provided

After School Homework Club, In-School Tutoring, Individual Therapy, Wrap Around Social Services, 3,2,1 Read

Spring Hill Elementary

201 E. 15th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4874

Name: Julia Hook
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Colleen Miller
Title: Therapist
Name: Deantra Scott
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Julia Hook Resource Coordinator
Colleen Miller Therapist
Deantra Scott Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

2710 Hamburg Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4855

Name: Jessica Radford
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Yetunde Adeyinda-De'leon
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Jessica Radford Resource Coordinator
Yetunde Adeyinda-De'leon Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, Extended Day Learning

Utica Elementary

210 Maplehurst Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Services Provided

Extended Day Learning Child Care

W. E. Wilson Elementary

2915 Charlestown Pike, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4895

Name: Lynn Dierking
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Dr. Gene Baker
Title: Therapist
Name Title
Lynn Dierking Resource Coordinator
Dr. Gene Baker Therapist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 1st Grade Eye Exams, Dictionary Project, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Extended Day Learning

Middle Schools

Parkview Middle School

1600 Brigman Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4844

Services Provided

21st Century Community Learning Center Program

River Valley Middle School

2220 Veterans Pkwy., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-288-4848

Name: Caitlyn McCormick
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Kati Guernsey
Title: Therapist
Name: Deantra Scott
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Caitlyn McCormick Resource Coordinator
Kati Guernsey Therapist
Deantra Scott Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

3,2,1 Read, Bare Necessities, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

High Schools

Jeffersonville High School

2315 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville
812-282-8601

Name: Shanee Lassiter
Title: Resource Coordinator
Name: Richard Cloyd
Title: Therapist
Name: Deantra Scott
Title: Family Support Specialist
Name Title
Shanee Lassiter Resource Coordinator
Richard Cloyd Therapist
Deantra Scott Family Support Specialist
Services Provided

Bare Necessities, 21st Century Community Learning Centers