Get Involved

Helping kids build better lives

Our children need three things from you: your awareness, advocacy, and action. Please consider assisting us in making dreams become realities by:

  • Serving as a CIS Board Member or on a CIS Committee
  • Becoming a Mentor or Tutor
  • Volunteering in a CIS Program, activity, or event

The obstacles facing students vary widely. They range from overwhelming one time problems to coping with daily issues. Thay can require bringing together a multitude of expertise from different agencies to simply needing the attention of one caring adult. From dealing with a crisis such as eviction from a home to lack of sleep and social inadequacies, to a child, every obstacle is distressing and potentially the reason for leaving school.

Communities In Schools is addressing these issues and more. But we need your help – you are our community. Whether it is your time, your expertise, or your funds – it is all a gift to the students. Every gift, no matter the manner or amount, is important and can influence both Communities In Schools and the lives of our students in a positive, direct way. How can you impact a child today?


Ways to Volunteer

After School Helper

Help students in individual or small groups build skills in academic areas in addition to supporting students’ self-esteem, self-confidence, and educational and career goals.

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One-on-One Tutoring

Some kids need help with math or reading, while others are hoping for someone to listen to them, to talk and laugh with, someone whom they can depend on to be there—just for them.

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Mentoring is one of the most meaningful ways you can volunteer because you can significantly impact the life of a young person. No special skills are needed…just the willingness to care and spend time with...

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Special Event

Sign up to help with a special event hosted by CIS of Northwest Michigan such as Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, Adult Prom, and other fund activities.  Special program activities are also held...

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