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Annual Report 2009-2010

22 years of empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life!

National Accreditation Awarded After an intense, systematic review by Communities In Schools’ national office Communities In Schools of the Midlands is one of the first local affiliates in the country to receive National Accreditation. Auditors from the organization's national office examined everything from the quality of school programming to operational guidelines, and the strength of the organization's financial management. National Accreditation is part of a new process to ensure affiliates nationwide implement evidence-based practice and meet the highest standards of business accountability. With the continued financial support of United Way of the Midlands, the Success Team programs

at both Dent Middle and E.L. Wright Middle have met the national standards to be considered Comprehensive Sites. The two new sites that will seek comprehensive status in 2010-11 include Heyward Gibbes Middle and C.A. Johnson High School. The program at Heyward Gibbes is a collaboration between Communities In Schools of the Midlands and City Year Columbia. The program at C.A. Johnson is part of a national collaboration between Communities In Schools, City Year and Johns Hopkins’ Talent Development. The Diplomas Now model is a research based collaboration of Development designed to turn around schools and increase graduation rates in inner city schools.

Financial Report A complete copy of financial statements audited by Elliot Davis, LLC is available upon request from Communities In schools of the Midlands, 2712 Middleburg Drive, #219, Columbia, SC 29204

CURRENT ASSETS Cash $ Investments Grants receivable Prepaids Total LEASE DEPOSIT FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT Total assets



107,236 22,789 5,357 8,790 144,172 1,591 3,589

111,758 18,932 8,321 5,576 144,497 1,591 4,188

149,352 150,276

CURRENT LIABILITES Accounts payable $ Accrued liabilities Deferred revenue Other current liabilities Total NET ASSETS Restricted $ Unrestricted Total Total liabilities & net assets



1,919 4,296 45,077 1,590 52,882

1,572 3,026 29,914 5,909 40,421

4,314 92,156 96,470

19,652 90,203 109,855

149,352 150,276

What we do to help We support students with:

Whole School Prevention       

Homework help School supplies Clothes closet Academic tips Guest Speakers Attendance incentives Test preparation

Targeted Intervention       

Long-term tutoring Mentor matching Family support Goal setting Ongoing academic, behavior and attendance monitoring. Character education Weekly after school meetings

Our Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

In-Kind Contributors Angela Peterson Bethlehem Lutheran Bill Dawson Carolyn Dease Cassie Barber Cheryl Williams Coretta Bedsole Cupcake in the Vista Dena Feagin Devine Foods DiPratos Edible Arrangements Emily Atkinson Food Lion, St Andrews Gourmet Shop Heidi Vaughn

Jan Merling Jerry Gray Joanne Dimirra Joe Benton Karen Hill Kathy Ortlund Ken & Gail Kinard Kendra DeLoach Kevin Yacobi Midlands Technical College Operation Christmas Child Otis Spunkmeyer Panera Bread Preferred Reinsurance, INC Preston Sabalis Randi Johnson

Riverbanks Zoo SCETV SCE&G Schmoyer & NCompany, LLC Seacoast Church Staples Ted & Cindy Thie Teresa Gethers Terry Schmoyer Tim Crenshaw Tonya Lewis Top of Carolina Tyson Food Walda Wildman Walgreens

South Carolina Bar NAssociation Wachovia Woodland Park NBasketball Association Zaxby’s of Lexington

Success Report



of participating students met their attendance goals.

of participating students were promoted on time.



of participating students improved their behavior.

of participating students improved their grades.

Community Involvement Communities In Schools of the Midlands depends on combination of public and private resources to support students. Service implementation resulting in our students’ success was made possible by 31 community partners and volunteer who contributed 3,894 hours at a value of $81,185.

2009-10 Board of Directors Joe Benton

Board President Emily Brannen

Board Secretary

Brandon Whitacre

Board Vice President Preston Sabalis

Board Treasurer

Tammie Epps

Therese Griffin

Sarah Vann Bonds

Anthony Hargrave

Angela English

Lori Marrero

Julie Flaming

Terry Schmoyer

2009-10 Staff Terry Linder

Executive Director Madonna Gauthreaux

Director of Operations

Beth DeHart

Director of Programs & Evaluation Jordan Thie


Kendra DeLoach

DJJ School

Randi Johnson

Dent Middle School

Trimease King

Building Dreams Coordinator Shelly Francis

E. L. Wright Middle School

We believe all students can be successful when provided with these “Five Basics”: A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.  A safe place to learn and grow.  A healthy start and a healthy future.  A marketable skill to use upon graduation.  A chance to give back to peers and community. 

Pictures from Summer Academy team building.

Financial Contributors Alice A. Fredrickson Allyson Mcmichael Andrea Serafini Andy Pope Anita Wolfe Ann Cargill & David White Anne Sinclair Anthony & Lakita Hargrave Ascension Hospice, Inc. Ashton Cribbs AT&T Bank of America Foundation Barbara Davis Ben & Peggy Rast Beth DeHart Bi-Lo Blanche Ellis Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Bobby & Beverly Jacobs Brenda & Rick Wheeler Cal & Francis McMeeken Cedric and Denise Grant Charlene Perry Charles W. de Krafft Cheryl Dawn Garner Chris Controne Christian & Angela English Christine Kelly City of Columbia Clemson University Communities In Schools National Office DAODAS Dyadic Financial Management Elicia Rice Elizabeth Bagley Elizabeth Bateman Elliott Davis, LLC

First Citizens Five Points Rotary Club Frieda Weeks Gerry & Sharon Gudgel Good Search Griffin Lollis Memorial Scholarship Harriet Simpson Harry Brown IBM Corporation Irritnik Devine Salon Jacqueline Vose James C. Brown Jan Sowell Janet & Dow Bailey Jawanza Atterberry Jennifer Cooke Jerolyn L. Patterson Jim Hudson Lexus, Columbia Joe Benton Joel Lourie John & Kathy Wine John Newman John S. Hill Joseph Tomlin Kathleen Bonds Kathy Garrick Kathy Olson Koutroulakis, Inc Lauren Sutton Leann Fryland Lexington Medical Center Linda Bush & Carrol Josey Linda Wilson Lori Marrero Lou L. Watson Louise Rice Lucie B. Eggleston Madonna Gauthreaux

Mark & Emily Brannen Martena Corbin Mary Savitz Michelin Miller Mayes Monica Ward Monty Owens Raghavendran Srinivasan NABSW National Bank of SC Nolan Greene Open Door Church Palmetto Health Pennye D. Hamilton Preston & Louisa Sabalis R.D. Bailey Randi Johnson Regions Bank Rhittie & Vernon Gettone Richland County Robert E. Currie Robert K. Cassibry Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Rolanda Neal Roxanne Saunders Samuel J. Boyd Sarah Vann & Danny Bonds

SCANA Schmoyer and Co., LLC Scott McClelland Shelly Francis Stephen Bozard Spring Valley Rotary Club Staples, INC. Stark & Associates, Inc Steve Garris Stokes Shealy Stuart Lee Sue G. Stier Susan Belton Susan M. Lemmon Ted F. Marshall Terry & Wendy Schmoyer Terry L. Linder The Mungo Company Therese Griffin Thomas B. McTeer, Jr. Tim Bunch Trina R. Newborn United Way of the Midlands USave Auto Rental Veronica Ramseur Vivian Brown Wachovia Corporation Wanda Green William C. Barker William S. Durham, III

Great care was taken to compile this list. We regret if anyone was missed.

2712 Middleburg Drive, Suite 219, Columbia, SC 29204 (803) 254-9727路 Fax (803) 254-0320


2009-10 Annual Report  

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