Exploration of a Merger of Three Communities In Schools Organizations into One Statewide Entity

Three Communities In Schools (CIS) organizations in South Carolina – in the Charleston Area, Midlands, and Greenville – explored a merger into one statewide organization. Consolidating into a single entity would unlock access to state‐wide public and private funding sources that were previously inaccessible, allow thousands more at‐risk students to receive the support they need to thrive, decrease overall administrative costs and raise additional funding to expand into more schools. A grant from The Lodestar Foundation supported the cost of a consultant to facilitate the exploration.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $20,000

Year Granted: 2019

Grantee: Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area

Location: SC - South Carolina

Grantee Website: Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area