Interview with CIS of Miami CBS4 Super Kid - Cassie
Changing the Picture of Education by preparing students for graduation and life.
After School Whole Village Theater Arts Program
Students at the mentor's workplace for their monthly visit.
Literacy Intervention Session with an AmeriCorps member.
33 AmeriCorps members provide literacy and math tutoring to students in eight elementary schools and two middle schools. On average, 87% of the students show improvement in reading.
Integrated Student Services
CIS partners with various organizations to coordinate services for students. Students receive free tutoring, counseling, mentoring, and life skills programs. Early Warning Indicators are used to monitor students' progress. A focus is placed on college readiness.
After School Programs
Students are provided homework assistance, arts and recreation, fitness programs, and social skills programs in an elementary and a middle school. Additionally, CIS hosts after school clubs for girls to promote self-esteem and leadership.
Alternative to Suspension
This program gives students the option of serving their out-of-school suspension in a positive environment. Students are provided tutoring, homework assistance and life skills in a safe facility in order to not obstruct academic progress which often occurs when a student is suspended from attending school.
High school students are transported once a month to their mentors workplace to receive academic, personal, and career mentoring. During the summer, students are placed in a paid internship to gain workplace experience.