CIS Cape Fear Receives $1.5M Gift

Spotlight on CIS Cape Fear

Spot Louisehicks MainCommunities In Schools Cape Fear recently received a gift of $1.5 million. 

Philanthropist MACKENZIE SCOTT donated $133.5 million to forty Communities In Schools affiliates, including the local organization.

“We are thrilled about what this will mean for our local students,” says LOUISE HICKS (left), Communities In Schools Cape Fear executive director. “Every day, we see their increasing need for help to overcome the challenges they face. This will help us do even more to provide that support.” 

Communities In Schools Cape Fear partners with public schools and community agencies in New Hanover, Pender, and Duplin counties to connect students and their families to critical resources, such as food, housing, health care, counseling, and remote learning technology.

Nearly thirty student support specialists work directly with students in twenty-one area schools, and the group provides after-school programming and tutoring, young parent support programs, teen court, mediation and restitution programs, and summer enrichment opportunities such as the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools.

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