SMART Summer Registration

Pay as little as $150/week for SMART Summer Camp and join us on our SMART Adventure to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History!
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SMART Evening Attendance Signup

Now you can signup for your SMART Evening Instruction ahead of time! sign up now

What is the purpose of education?

CIS Wake President Travis Mitchell recently discussed the importance of academic enrichment programs offered during out-of-school time (OST) during appearances on the NC Public Forum’s “Education Matters” and UNC-TV’s Black Issues Forum.

BIF Roundtable: The Future of Public Education

Keith Poston of Public School Forum of NC, Travis Mitchell of Communities In Schools Wake County, and Jason Franklin of Cary Academy weigh in on the prospects for NC education.


How to Create a SMART Membership User Account

See how easy it is to create a SMART Membership user account using our online shop!
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21st Century Learning Center Grant

CIS Wake intends to apply for the 21st Century Learning Center grant, and our application is available for review upon request

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At-Promise Campaign

Removing the at-risk label TOGETHER!
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Invest in Our Students

Read our President’s Appeal to Invest in Our Students.
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SMART Weekend / EOG

Enroll your students in a fun weekend of math, language arts, and science enrichment designed to develop the 21st century thinking skills of 3rd – 8th graders.

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who we are

Communities In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake) helps schools remove the barriers that put students at risk of wasting their potential.

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what we do

Provide goal-oriented, one-on-one coaching to lay the foundation ensuring that every CIS Wake student has a personalized plan to graduate from high school.

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why we exist

We surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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About us

For more than 20 years, CIS Wake has worked in partnership with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) to help students in need. We are one of 37 local affiliates across the state of North Carolina and a part of a national network of 181 local affiliates serving more than 1.3 million students in 25 states.

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