Our work is best shared through the stories and images of our students, and testimonials from others touched by the work we do. We invite you to click on a story below… and be inspired. If you have a story or a comment about how Communities In Schools made a difference in your life, please share it with us.


Success Stories to Read

All schools know that building relationships with the community is very important. Having a Communities In Schools Site Coordinator at Sunrise has helped develop relationships with the community. We’ve increased the number of volunteers that directly help with reading and math instruction. We’ve developed positive relationships with community organizations to support Sunrise and we have […]

I have been a tutor with the Good Samaritan Readers Program for five years, and a tutor with Emily for three. When we first started, she had a hard time sounding out words. Now she has finished learning 1,000 sight-words, reads fluently with comprehension, and is expanding her reading material to include chapter books, magazines, […]

This story was submitted by our Site Coordinator Julie: Tina was a new student this year, and after having been at numerous schools in her 8 years of life, she was struggling academically in many areas, especially reading. She also had attendance problems due to an illness in her family. When her sibling was sick, they both routinely […]

This story was submitted by our Site Coordinator Natalie: Jayden, a 1st grader, joined our Small Reading Group in the fall. He was a below level reader contending with the many challenges facing lower income, single parent households. On a few occasions his family had received food assistance from us for the holidays. Initially, Jayden was […]

This story was submitted by a parent of one of our Good Samaritan Readers students: My son, Evan, has been a part of the Good Sam Reading Program for almost two years. He has had the privilege of having the same amazing tutor, Jerry, this entire time. With ever growing class sizes and educational gaps […]

K transformed from a struggling reader, arriving tired, unfocused, and withdrawn at the beginning of the first grade, into an eager learner.

Read about how one struggling student was transformed into an avid reader through our Good Samaritan Readers Program.