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CIS of Chesterfield works each day to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  On-time graduation, academic achievement and a successful transition to work and/or higher education are our primary goals.

For more than 20 years, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for Chesterfield County students and families in need.  When it comes to making sure children get exactly what they need to succeed in school and in life.  We never give up! 

With comprehensive integrated student support services programs at six Chesterfield County schools - there are countless ways for individuals, faith communities, civic organizations and local businesses to get involved.

Communities In Schools of Chesterfield offers services in a manner that complies with all federal and state laws and regulations concerning discrimination, and operates by policy and practice without discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, disability, cultural heritage or national origin.

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Local Dentists donate a day of service for students in need

Each year, CIS of Chesterfield partners with the Southside Dental Society and several local dentists to host the Give Kids a Smile Day.  Each year, Dr. Frank Farrington, Professor Emeritus from VCU Medical Center conducts the screenings and appoints students with the greatest need for dental visits.  This year, 363 students were screened and 58 students went to the dentist on Friday, February 5th!

Krista Artis

CIS Fiscal Tech

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for Success in school & in life

Jay Swedenborg

CIS Administrator