August 3rd, 2015
Bruce Murray

Bruce Murray, Executive Director, Communities in Schools, Madison County, NC

Communities In Schools’ mission is pretty simple –

to surround students with a community of support,

and empower them to stay in school

and achieve in life.


In 2010-11 Communities In Schools of Madison County provided case managed services to 157 middle and high school students and an additional 290 students received short term support services. With only two full time employees, CISMC relied on 29 community volunteers who provided over 1140 hours of mentoring and/or tutoring services. Of the 138 students who graduated in 2011, 25 were  students that we had worked with during the year.


Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading

dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to

both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

Every year 1.2 million students drop out of school. That

means every nine seconds, a student in America loses their

path to a better future. By empowering students to stay in

school and achieve in life, we are building a stronger

America, where every person is capable of reaching

his or her greatest potential.

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