Savannah offers a number of resources for students, parents, and families. We are the only local agency coordinating these resources for students.  Communities in Schools works to bring outside resources – businesses, health care providers, and non-profits – inside schools to do whatever it takes to help students succeed. On top of that, we collect the data and report results. We are the nation’s leader in this arena. We measure success by the results we are able to achieve for the young people we serve. Our evidence-based approach adapted to meet our communities unique need, is the basis for our success.


    Savannah-Chatham County Public School System provides input into the selection of schools to implement the CIS model and provides ongoing communication to administrators at selected and future CIS sites on the importance and value of the collaboration in addressing the needs of youth at risk. Additionally SCCPSS shares relevant student data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation student progress. 

    AmeriCorps: Reading Tutors:  The CIS AmeriCorps program targets students who are not performing at grade level so they can improve their academic skills, advance to the next grade level and graduate. The CIS AmeriCorps members provide 900 hours of tutoring to students in elementary, middle and high schools at CIS affiliates. Corps members also help to strengthen their communities by recruiting volunteers and participating in service projects ranging from neighborhood clean ups, food and clothing drives and emergency planning activities.



    • Full Circle: Hospice of Savannah Via funding from the New York Life Foundation, Full Circle provides community-based support for children in Savannah-Chatham County affected by violence and homicide. 



    • 100 Black Men of Savannah builds trusted mentor/mentee relationships throughout the school year, providing personal guidance, development, and coaching of students with the purpose of strengthening them as individuals, community citizens, and future professionals. Initiatives include confidence, cultural awareness, and academic leadership. 

    Health Services

    • Help a Child Smile provides mobile dentistry services in school. Because we know that parents often find taking their children to the dentist a challenge due to a variety of issues including transportation and time off work, local and state licensed dentists, and their team of hygienists and assistants arrive at school in a mobile dental office and provide the necessary dental care. Each child gets a ‘report card’ to take home and a free toothbrush. 

    • VSP Eyes of Hope/Sight for Students supports local communities via Communities In Schools and other partners, to provide access to eye care, eyewear, education, and disaster relief to places where they are needed most.