Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo

125 W Exchange Pl, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Our missionTo surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life

Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo

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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.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays

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.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Classroom Support

Classroom helpers support teachers in a variety of ways. Responsibilities might include working with students (individually or in small groups) or performing other tasks such as copying, cutting and sorting that help keep the classroom running smoothly.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Specialized Interns & Volunteers

CIS is currently looking for interns and volunteers to fill special support roles. These individuals would serve as capacity builders to support the CIS mission. Specialized roles, depending on interests and skills, could include working with food packs, the CIS Kids’ Closet, the Mobile Health Clinic/Dental Van, or addressing food insecurity needs. Interns majoring in Interdisciplinary Health, Social Work, Family & Consumer Sciences and other related studies can incorporate these roles into their placement.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays
How you helpAn hour a week of your time can help a student in Kalamazoo Public Schools: Stay and succeed in school, Improve in math or reading, Gain self-esteem and confidence, Have food for the weekend, Be ready for college and a career, Fulfill his or her Promise. You can change the life of a young person right here in your community.
About usCommunities In Schools works to ignite hope in kids so that they can succeed in school, graduate and be prepared for life. CIS addresses the barriers that get in the way of success. CIS Site Coordinators literally bring the community and all the ways it can help, into the schools. This is how we surround kids with whatever it takes-from tutors and food assistance to health services and college visits-so they can start strong and keep moving forward.
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