The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Welcome to CIS of Dorchester County

Parent and Community Summit


8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Free Event – Open to Public – All Ages

Featuring Dr. Christine Carter. As seen on the “Today” Show, “Oprah Winfrey Show” and Author of “Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents”

20+ Interactive Workshops and Resource Fair, Youth Job & College Fair, Health & Wellness Fair, Recreation Programs & Summer Camps, Door Prizes & more!

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Please register via this link.

NEW! Program Outline and Descriptions. NEW!

Hosted by:

Communities In Schools of Dorchester County
SC Representative Jenny A. Horne
Dorchester School District Two
Charleston Southern University
State Farm – Mark Ensley, Agent
Summerville Journal Scene

Established in 2001, Dorchester County Communities In Schools (DCCIS) has served hundreds of students and their families through afterschool services in Dorchester School Districts Two and Four.

Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.

The mission of Communities In Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.

For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:

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

CIS Dorchester is proud to be supported by the Coastal Community Foundation