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Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives including the closing of schools across South Carolina.

Communities In Schools continues to serves students and families throughout the Lowcounty.


We are still providing our full range or services and supports through:

Virtual Case Management

Social Emotional Learning, Support, and Management

Support in Academics and Behavior

Virtual Tutoring/Mentoring

Basic Needs Supports


Communities In Schools (CIS) staff, who work within schools to support students and their families, have transitioned to virtual classrooms, tele-counseling, and virtual supports. CIS staff are also involved in food distribution, providing basic needs services, and serving as a liaison to parents and students throughout the Lowcountry. 

CIS will continue to support our students and families, along with other non-profits, faith based organizations and community partners as well get through this crisis together and prepare for the road to recovery!

All in for Kids.

Changing the opportunity equation for students throughout the Lowcountry since 1989

and across the country since 1977.


Experts in Integrated Student Supports

& Social Emotional Learning

Integrated Student Supports

Integrated student supports are a school-based approach to promoting students' academic suxxess by developing or securing and coordinating supports that target academic and non-academic barriers to achievement.


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.

Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

CIS of Charleston was established in 1989, following a study by Johns Hopkins University in Maryland in partnership with Charleston County School District. Now in its forth decade of providing services, CIS is a leader in the deployment of Social Emotion Learning, wrap around services, basic needs, and is a part of a national network that has become the largest provider of integrated student supports in the county.

CIS is committed to ensuring all students achieve high levels of success in their Attendance, Behavior and Coursework. 



The Student Support Program is designed to address the risk and protective factors that influence a child’s academic success and the decision to remain in school.


The Wise Guys curriculum targets young men in middle and high school - a volatile and difficult period for boys. The Wise Guys program stresses male responsibility and character building.