Communities In Schools of Rowan County is a part of a National organization.  The organization started in Rowan County in July 1998,  the first and only Executive Director was hired in September of that year.

Since 1998 Communities In Schools of Rowan County has provided assistance to over 24,000 students and their families.  This agency provides supportive guidance to children in school and provides mentors and tutors to work with children who may need an extra boost to keep them in school and become successful in life.

Communities In Schools of Rowan County (CISRC) provides students with school supplies at the beginning of the school year (partnering with WSOC TV’s School Tools Campaign) and then assists as the need arises during the school year.  This agency has also assisted with school uniforms when funds were available to students in need.

Whether it is a monthly Breakfast Book Club, woodshop class or greenhouse project CISRC is there to help students reach their full potential.  CISRC also has assisted parents when transportation was needed to get to school for conferences and on occasion transported guardians to job interviews.

The Speedway Children’s Charities recently funded part of a Drop Out prevention program called Mission Possible: Graduation.  This program started with funding from the North Carolina Center for Drop Out Prevention and additional funding from SCC and the Salisbury Community Foundation enabled the organization to reach out to even more students, adding a full time staff position at a local Alternative School working with 8th grade students.  The students in that program were tutored and supported through the remainder of the school year. 100% of the participating students were promoted. Some of the students attended the summer school program and successfully completed the summer program before returning to their schools in August.  One of the highlights of the summer program was to be able to do a Charlotte Speedway tour, up close and personal.  The students were able to take a ride in the van around the track that concluded with having their picture taken in “Winners Circle”.