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Communities In Schools of Douglas County. Inc., a dropout prevention program, has achieved National Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with all Communities In Schools Total Quality System (TQS) standards.

The TQS standards define expectations for effective non-profit business practices and for implementing the Communities In Schools model of integrated student support services at school sites. The site standards are based on a five-year, longitudinal national evaluation conducted by an independent, outside evaluator that documented the impact of the Communities In Schools model. The evaluation revealed that schools implementing the Communities In Schools model with high fidelity had higher graduation rates, lower dropout rates, and performed better than comparison schools in increasing the percentage of students meeting or exceeding math and reading proficiency in 4th predictor of high school graduation.

Communities in Schools of Douglas County (CISDC) is a 501 (c)(3) organization which builds partnerships that bring needed community resources into schools to help students successfully learn.

CISDC programs are tailored to the needs of the schools and the students. We provide services to students at a variety of levels, including whole-school initiatives, intensive short-term services to students, and sustained services for those needing ongoing support. The local CISDC board is chaired by Ashley Kinnard.


The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


To help kids stay in school and prepare for life.


  • reduce the number of dropouts
  • improve school attendance
  • enhance personal, educational, and social development
  • improve self-esteem of students
  • improve job readiness skills
  • increase socially acceptable behavior in the classroom, at home, in the community and
  • coordinate timely and integrated delivery of service to youth and their families from and within the educational settings


  • identify gaps in current services and cooperate to fill gaps
  • enhance staff sharing and organize joint training
  • conserve resources by avoiding unnecessary duplication of services
  • provide better service with interagency communication

Types of Services

  • After School Programs (Fee based and 21st Century Learning Center Grants)
  • Character Education
  • Mentoring
  • Performance Learning Center
  • Abstinence Education
  • School Based Health Center

Contact Information:

Mitzi W. Teal, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1077
Douglasville, GA 30133

[email protected]

Board Chairperson: Ashley Kinnard, GreyStone Power 

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Additional website links:

Communities in Schools of Georgia http://www.cisga.org/
CORE (Communities Organizing Resources for Excellence) Douglas CORE
Douglas County School System https://www.dcssga.org/
Performance Learning Centers www.cisga.org/plc
Communities in Schools National Office: https://www.communitiesinschools.org/

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Communities In Schools of Douglas County. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

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1. Donations can be mailed to the following address: Communities In Schools of Douglas County, PO. Box, 1077, Douglasville, GA 30133

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