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      Communities In Schools featured in the Phonebank

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Communities In Schools has been featured in both TIME and Worth magazines. It's considered one of the best charities in the world. {}The nonprofit is the reason more than a thousand failing students are able to turn things around and get back on track.{}CIS is partners with Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts. {}They are inside 30 schools using a Student Support Program that addresses the risk and protective factors that influence a child's academic success and the decision to remain in school. {}In doing so CIS uses five basic ideals:{} Every child needs and deserves a personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult Every child needs and deserves a safe place to learn and grow{} Every child needs and deserves a marketable skill to use upon graduation{} Every child needs and deserves a chance to give back to peers and community{} Every child needs and deserves a healthy start and a healthy futureBetween 2012-13 school year 94% of students helped through CIS were promoted to the next grade level, and 92 percent of seniors graduated. {}On Wednesday, CIS will be featured on the ABC News 4 Volunteer Four Phonebank. {}They are looking for volunteers to help serve as mentors, tutors, and project managers. {}In addition to those positions, they are also always looking for folks to help out at events. {}If you are interested or would like more information please call into the phonebank between 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The number is 881-5837. {}If you can't call during the phonebank, but still want to help you can always call two other numbers any time of the day. Those numbers are: Dial 2-1-1 or (843) 744-HELP or 1-800-922-2283.{}

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