Communities in Schools

  • Communities In Schools of Richmond supports K-12 students in 39 Richmond City and Henrico County Communities in Schools logo high-poverty neighborhood schools. Through early interventions and enrichment opportunities, CIS-R works with the community inside schools to help students succeed.

    Ms. Mary Valenza is our Communities In Schools of Richmond (CIS-R) Site Coordinator, please contact her for volunteer and partner opportunities. She is available to support families with additional resources as needed.  email Mrs. Valenza

    Communities In Schools (CIS) Five Basics:

    1. A Personal 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 Marketable Skill to Use Upon Graduation
    5. A Chance to Give Back to Peers and Community