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Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc.

Ensuring a Trajectory Towards Success

four stars

93.15

601 East 5th Street Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel: (704) 335-0601   Web Site
EIN: 58-1661795

Board Leadership
Suzanne Morrison
Chair

CEO
Molly Shaw
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.15 four stars
  Financial 91.18 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As part of the nation's leading stay in school network, the mission of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Sitting at the cross section of education and human services, the current scope of CIS services includes our Core school-based dropout prevention programming (PreK-12) as well as Specialized Interventions that target and address specific, chronically growing community issues such as college access and career readiness for underprivileged youth, support for teen mothers balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation, working with youthful offenders to continue their education, and serving unaccompanied immigrant students.

As part of the nation's leading stay in school network, the mission of Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Sitting at the cross section of education and human services, the current scope of CIS services includes our Core school-based dropout prevention programming (PreK-12) as well as Specialized Interventions that target and address specific, chronically growing community issues such as college access and career readiness for underprivileged youth, support for teen mothers balancing the challenges of childcare and high school graduation, working with youthful offenders to continue their education, and serving unaccompanied immigrant students.

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Financial

four stars

91.18

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
Communities in Schools of Richmond (VA) 87.60 three stars
Healthcorps (NY) 88.86 three stars
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay (FL) 89.39 three stars
Junior Achievement of Georgia (GA) 98.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,295,110
   Federated Campaigns $602,335
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $172,960
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,891,686
Total Contributions $6,962,091
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,962,091
   Other Revenue $133,744
TOTAL REVENUE $7,095,835
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,789,929
   Administrative Expenses $690,024
   Fundraising Expenses $536,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,016,709
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $79,126
   
Net Assets $4,451,206

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
School-based Dropout Prevention $4,891,842 84.5%
Talent Search Program $479,180 8.3%
Safe Journey $418,907 7.2%

Ratings History
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 93.15 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.07 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 88.76 three stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 90.58 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 89.38 three 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 58-1661795
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG INC
NTEE Code B91
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
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 June, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$118,810 1.69% Susan Shaw Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc. (NC) 93.15 four stars
David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education (NY) 92.27 four stars
Junior Achievement of South Texas (TX) 85.01 three stars
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (PA) 87.35 three stars
LA Promise Fund (CA) 93.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Communities in Schools of Charlotte Mecklenburg, Inc.
601 East 5th Street
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
tel: (704) 335-0601
fax: (704) 335-0697
EIN: 58-1661795

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Board Leadership

Suzanne Morrison
Chair

CEO

Molly Shaw
Executive Director

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