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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

four stars

92.24

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

Board Leadership
Lydia Blessing Applegate
Chair

CEO
Jane Riley-Gambrell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.24 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
93.2%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 92.24 four stars
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 92.65 four stars
LINK Unlimited Scholars (IL) 86.76 three stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 91.43 four stars
The Immokalee Foundation (FL) 89.87 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,055,689
   Federated Campaigns $627,564
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,601
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $1,744,854
   Program Service Revenue $1,113,699
Total Primary Revenue $2,858,553
   Other Revenue $36,915
TOTAL REVENUE $2,895,468
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,621,929
   Administrative Expenses $73,074
   Fundraising Expenses $135,172
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,830,175
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $65,293
   
Net Assets $1,134,723

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 $511,087 19.5%
Mentoring Communities $34,869 1.3%
Reading Soulmates $19,509 0.7%

Ratings History
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$99,120 3.50% Jane Riley Gambrell Executive Director

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area (SC) 92.24 four stars
SquashBusters (MA) 85.95 three stars
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 90.76 four stars
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (VA) 89.27 three stars
New Heights Youth, Inc. (NY) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Jane Riley-Gambrell
Executive Director

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