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Communities in Schools of Chesterfield is hosting CIS Fest 2018  – March 24

Communities in Schools of Chesterfield

In the Spring of 2017, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield hosted its first ever “CIS Fest” as a way to bring awareness to the organization and its critical roles operating within Chesterfield County Public Schools.

The response exceeded the organization’s expectations.

“We’re not new to the community – we’ve been here for more than 20 years” says Executive Director of CIS Chesterfield Jay Swedenborg. “When we decided to host a festival-style event to spread the word about what we are doing – AND our next big project – we weren’t sure if anyone would show. Boy were we wrong!”

CIS of Chesterfield is a nonprofit organization that supports the Chesterfield community through integrated student support services within Chesterfield schools. By partnering with students and their families when they show signs of struggle, CIS of Chesterfield is able to provide the resources, support, and motivation needed to get through tough times. CIS of Chesterfield currently serves 4,700 students by positioning a CIS site Coordinator at each of the six Chesterfield schools we currently serve. 

The CIS of Chesterfield Board of Directors and Chesterfield County Public Schools’ leadership, including Superintendent Dr. James Lane and the School Board want to see CIS of Chesterfield expand to additional schools. CIS is planning to expand to an additional school in the fall of 2018 and again in the fall of 2019.

Local businesses are rallying around CIS of Chesterfield by making donations to support the work of CIS and as sponsors for CIS Fest 2018. The event is a “family first” festival that features local bands, fun activities for all ages, and great local fare. Learn more about CIS of Chesterfield, our impact, and our vision to support students with a community of support by bringing your family with you to this fun, free event from 11AM – 4PM on Saturday March 24th at XL Sports World in Midlothian, Virginia. Learn more at  and/or .

CIS Fest

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