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Lowcountry Giving Day is May 3rd!

CIS is once again participating in Lowcountry Giving Day and through the generosity of the Pathfinder Foundation, we are matching ALL donations!

This means every dollar you donate will be DOUBLED! You can schedule your gift to CIS by visiting today!



CIS of Charleston Student Support Specialist Receives National Recognition!



Join us on May 14th for Push Up & Up!

Visit for more information on how to sign up!




CIS of Charleston is celebrating
27 years of serving Lowcountry students!

During the 2014-15 year, we served 13,294 young people in 28 schools. Of those students, 1,340 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)

  • 74% maintained adequate attendance

  • 77% maintained a C or higher in Math or increased from a failing to a passing grade

  • 78% maintained a C or higher in ELA or increased from a failing grade to a passing grade
  • 89% improved or maintained positivie school behavior

  • 98% of seniors graduate (74% went to college, 13% 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.



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.




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