Communities in Schools

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Communities In Schools of Greenville is a local affiliate of a national non-profit agency, whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools of Greenville provides targeted case management, parenting supports, behavioral interventions, and community referrals—all offered in a school-based setting. Communities In Schools recognizes that each of these problems typically is a symptom of larger problems. Our Site Coordinators therefore work diligently to build one-on-one relationships with the children and parents we serve so that we might uncover the true barriers preventing the child or family’s success and to develop strategies so they may become more successful academically, socially, physically, and behaviorally. All Communities In Schools of Greenville programs include regular home visits, a lengthy needs assessment, and evaluations of effectiveness.

Lakeview Middle School Site Coordinator,
Morgan Soniak

For further assistance, please contact: Kim Mahaffey, Chief Operating Officer, at 864-250-6740 or


Every CIS program adheres to “The Five Basics:” Every child needs and deserves…

  1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
  2. A safe place to learn and grow.
  3. A healthy start and a healthy future.
  4. A chance to give back to peers and community.
  5. A marketable skill to use upon graduation.

CIS Case Management Programs serve 175-200 students in five Greenville County Schools with Level II services, and over 3000 students with Level I services.

  1. A variety of strategies and techniques are used to create a process for a student and his or her family to increase self-sufficiency by overcoming barriers which prevent him or her from succeeding academically, socially, or behaviorally.
  2. Participant-centered goals are set based on detailed information gathered through home visits, and regular meetings with school administration, staff members, teachers, parents, and the student. Once strengths and weaknesses have been identified, community resources are secured to assist in development and implementation of the personalized action plans.
  3. Berea Middle School's site coordinators are 10-month school district schedule employees, with regular office hours every Monday-Friday from 8:00 - 3:30 PM.