Site Coordinators With a Focus on After School Programs

Communities In Schools is passionate about creating safe havens for kids during the after-school hours. In partnership with Columbus City schools, Communities In Schools facilitates after-school programs that provide student enrichment opportunities during out-of-school hours, including the summer.


To provide students and  families with no-cost After-school care that is educational, enriching, nurturing, and enjoyable, and which helps each student identify and remove the barriers which prevent him or her from succeeding academically, socially, or behaviorally.


  • 12-15 hours of expanded learning opportunities per week
  • Programs operates during the school year
  • 18-36 students per site, serving a total of 240 students and their families
  • Qualified full-time Site Coordinator and staff per site

Research  shows that young people who are involved with a caring adult are 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to use drugs, and 27% less likely to use alcohol. The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex.   Communities In Schools facilitates after-school programs to give students a safe environment where students can receive homework help,  feel safe and explore their hopes and dreams. Each program includes a nutritious meal; daily tutoring; prevention education; and health and wellness activities. CIS offers enrichment and STEAM opportunities for the students that they would never experience otherwise.

The CIS Impact- Our data shows that students greatly benefit by participating in our after-school programs.

CIS has staff at each of the schools providing support before school, after school and in the summer who have the crucial role of coordinating the activities, services, volunteers, and resources that are brought into the buildings. We work with social service agencies and community organizations in central Ohio that want to impact kids and their parents.