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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area

Empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life

three stars

87.67

1090 East Montague Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 740-6793   Web Site
EIN: 57-0915384

Board Leadership
Lydia Blessing Applegate
Chair

CEO
Jamie J. Cooper
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.67 three stars
  Financial 86.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) provides a dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS partners with Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts to serve over 13,200 students in 28 schools, using an evidenced-based comprehensive approach to bring community services to students, their families, and schools. During the 2013-14 school year, 96% of students promoted to the next grade and 95% of seniors graduated. Out of the seniors that graduated, 88% went on to college and 10% joined the military.

Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) provides a dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS partners with Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts to serve over 13,200 students in 28 schools, using an evidenced-based comprehensive approach to bring community services to students, their families, and schools. During the 2013-14 school year, 96% of students promoted to the next grade and 95% of seniors graduated. Out of the seniors that graduated, 88% went on to college and 10% joined the military.

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Financial

three stars

86.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 87.67 three stars
AMIT (NY) 97.86 four stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 93.55 four stars
SquashBusters (MA) 91.21 four stars
Legal Outreach (NY) 91.20 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $753,610
   Federated Campaigns $608,879
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $55,637
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $31,000
Total Contributions $1,449,126
   Program Service Revenue $816,815
Total Primary Revenue $2,265,941
   Other Revenue $32,915
TOTAL REVENUE $2,298,856
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,073,332
   Administrative Expenses $75,035
   Fundraising Expenses $107,412
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,255,779
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $43,077
   
Net Assets $1,177,800

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Sea Island Advocates for Education $453,913 21.9%
Mentoring Communities $66,828 3.2%
Reading Soulmates $29,729 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.67 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 92.24 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.38 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 95.10 four stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.25 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.26 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 57-0915384
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF THE CHARLESTON AREA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
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  • July, 2016
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,607 4.45% Jane Riley Gambrell Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 87.67 three stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 92.65 four stars
Bright Prospect (CA) 87.54 three stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 95.47 four stars
Freedom School Partners (NC) 87.34 three stars

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Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area
1090 East Montague Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
tel: (843) 740-6793
fax: (843) 740-6797
EIN: 57-0915384

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Board Leadership

Lydia Blessing Applegate
Chair

CEO

Jamie J. Cooper
Executive Director

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