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Site Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIApril 10, 2019
My favorite part of working for CIS is the genuine concern for how things operate. The day-to-day work is highly influenced by supervisors and neighboring sites. The staff are very helpful and it's an incredible environment.
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Great experience working in a school setting
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXApril 2, 2019
CIS provides excellent benefits with the exception of low pay. CIS offers CEU’s, independence in providing social work services, and depending on supervisor, great support.
Pros
Excellent way to practice social work and serve students
Cons
Not much room for advancement. Low pay.
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Learn the individuals working at your organization
Site Coordinator (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXApril 2, 2019
CIS needs to realize that their employees are human beings with human emotions that matter to all that interact and work for and with them. Their employees are not machines. Physically checking in on your staff and getting to know them as individuals, not just during all staff meetings, for example go to their campus and spend a day even at the top level because no one is better then any one. Be willing to participate and learn about the different programs and problems that your staff is facing. Be willing to step in and sit with the clients that your staff is working with to see the impact or lack thereof CIS site coordinator is giving. Be a willing supporter not just a individual behind a desk collecting money to keep your company operating know what the individuals that are helping keep it running is doing because without them you have no company. Don't just provided a job; provid a moving forward train with all its carts connected.
Pros
Working within a school to make a difference
Cons
Not having an organization to have your back or support you when things get rough.
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Great place to work with kids
Activity Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXApril 1, 2019
Great place to work for, they work with your school schedule and every day it’s something new with the kids. In the summer if you choose to work it is mainly field trips and hands on activities with the kids
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A sense of giving back to the community.
Campus Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXMarch 21, 2019
Plans organizes and coordinates the activities at a school site to deliver needed services to youth at risk of dropping out of school or who do not realize full academic potential.
Pros
It helped so many families
Cons
You had to obtain a Bachelor's Degree to keep your job.
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Enjoyable, but low pay
Site Coordinator-Otto Middle school (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXMarch 20, 2019
Communities in Schools of the Dallas region is a very enjoyable place to work, however, now that I have personally advanced, I am now looking for something that will challenge me in areas for growth purposes.
Pros
Supportive staff and clusters
Cons
Low pay
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School based
Site Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMarch 15, 2019
Learned to work with others. Learned to build relationships with the community. You work at your site, school, and meet with your manager often. Trainings are good and the work that the agency does in the community is amazing. very fast paced but you are making an impact.
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Super Happy Employee
Multi-Site Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 13, 2019
I absolutely LOVE CIS! It is a great place to work, and I do not foresee leaving this organization anytime soon.The best part is being able to impact the youth and families we serve.
Pros
Family-environment
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Not enough pay or hours
Graduation Coach (Current Employee) –  Adrian, MIMarch 13, 2019
The school I am located at can only afford to pay me for 20 hrs/week, so I don't have a full-time job or benefits. I love the kids and working with the staff members, but its hard to get all the work done in a short amount of time.
Pros
working with the kids
Cons
pay/hours/lack of benefits
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Great experience
Site Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 12, 2019
Great co-workers. The overall idea and goal of the company is stellar. Does however require a lot of attention to detail and Reporting. The helpful administrators make the job doable.
Pros
Fair management
Cons
Tons of reports
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Very satisfying work
Site Director (Current Employee) –  Copperas Cove, TXMarch 11, 2019
CIS is a great place to work. Your job is to make a student want to succeed at school and in life. Coordinating community resources and cultivating a sense of belonging help make the experience worthwhile. Every day is different. You may be tutoring a student one day and trying to find his family housing the next. You could be getting a kid shoes one day and food the next. Keeping accurate documentation and collecting data is what "pays the bills." We are dependent on federal and state money as well as grants to function. Therefor documentation is needed to justify the need.
Pros
Helping others succeed
Cons
Emotionally draining at times
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First Job Out of College
Campus Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Port Arthur, TXMarch 5, 2019
This was my first experience with working with students. I learned that students emerged from various backgrounds, and it taught me empathy for students.
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 19, 2019
The people are amazing, nice, and a relaxing environment to work at. People are always willing to help you and the mission that the company has it is great for those that are in the educational field.
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Good place to work individually and connecting with students
Site Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 18, 2019
Communities In Schools is a great place to get experience in the social service field, working with children and families. Working with the students is extremely rewarding. You have a lot of flexibility to run your own program within the guidelines of the model, and the school you work at pretty much gives you the freedom to do so. It is a non-profit so the compensation isn't great for the amount of work that you do. However, benefits are paid for.
Pros
Ability to work alone. Following K-12 school schedule
Cons
A lot of documentation
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Social Work Intern (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCFebruary 5, 2019
CIS was a great place to build micro skills as a undergraduate Social Work Student. I managed a caseload of 9 students. From there I had the opportunity to work more so as a mentor to assist in dropout prevention efforts, specifically making sure that students had access to resources such as tutoring, food, clothing. I also collaborated with the school social worker to check grades and attendance.
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Great company and great managers!
Before/after School Teacher (Former Employee) –  Charlestown, INJanuary 30, 2019
Absolutely wonderful directors! Very understanding. Pay was fair as well. Only down fall is having so many parents to please at once. It became stressful trying to make 1 parent happy by setting rules only to have another parent upset about it. The company and management are amazing, it's just the different parents you work with
Pros
Laid back. On school schedule.
Cons
Not enough hours
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Good internship
Intern (Current Employee) –  San Marcos, TXJanuary 28, 2019
Good place to intern with! Learning a lot about what the program can offer to students and how it can make them better in their future. It is a good learning environment
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Great place to work low wages
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 25, 2019
Great work environment low wages. Excellent supervisor great support enjoyed working with students staff and colleagues . Sadly not enough pay. To justify the amount of work one does.
Pros
Great supervisor and co-workers
Cons
Low salary
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Good for students
Internship required for degree (Former Employee) –  Kyle, TXJanuary 22, 2019
I really liked interning with Communities in Schools. At the same time I was working with with the school I was located at. The activities provided by the program was very helpful for the kids.
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Site Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Topeka, KSJanuary 22, 2019
The position is flexible with day to day life requirements. I have learned how to work in a diverse work environment while serving clients who need multiple services.
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