Communities In Schools of Miami Annual Fund

Supporting CIS of Miami



We Need Your Support

Every child deserves a future that is bright and full of opportunity, starting with a high school graduation.

Your contribution to the Annual Fund has a direct impact on the lives of students across Miami-Dade County and furthers the Communities In Schools of Miami (CISM) mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

But the far-reaching impact of poverty places too many roadblocks on the path to high school graduation. At CISM, we are committed to supporting students with the resources they need to overcome barriers, graduate, and reach their goals. Your gift, renewed annually, ensures that we can be there for kids consistently year after year.

What Your Donation Accomplishes

Communities In Schools of Miami is working to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn and succeed by providing, securing, and coordinating support and interventions that target academic and socioemotional barriers to achievement. Our site coordinators, passionate and extensively trained social service professionals, are based directly inside high-need schools across Miami to provide individualized and group interventions directly in the schools. They connect students and their families to educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student's specific needs. In 2016, CISM served over 15,000 students in kindergarten through high school in 17 schools.

What sets CISM apart is our focus on building partnerships that support the whole child. We work with our students' parents or guardians, school personnel, and community organizations to surround students with a community of support. Every dollar you give helps keep another student in school and on the path to reaching their full potential.

Annual Fund Donor Levels

All Annual Fund Donors receive ongoing updates from our students and schools, along with other benefits:

Friend: $500+
Your gift provides a student in need with the provision of back to school and basic needs supplies throughout the year, including school uniforms as needed.

You will receive special invitations to school site visits and school-based events, various volunteer and engagement opportunities, and a CIS gift.

Supporter: $1,000+
Your gift provides a student in need with a full year of free tutoring to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.

Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Friend level, plus, with your permission, acknowledgment on the CISM website and in our Annual Report.

Believer: $2,500+
Your gift provides school-to-work mentoring to the students in one school to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.

Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Supporter level plus discounted tickets to select events.

Hero: $5,000+
Your gift provides five students in need with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult and comprehensive support services to keep them in school and on track to graduation and a brighter future.

Your benefits include all of the benefits at the Believer level plus, with your permission, acknowledgment in the annual event program book, and two tickets to CISM annual event.

Champion Circle: $10,000+
The Champion Circle is a giving society for individuals and families whose annual giving to CISM exceeds $10,000. In addition to all of the above, Champion Circle members can choose to sponsor a child. When you sponsor a child, you will receive a welcome packet with child information, yearly child photos, regular updates and correspondence. Additionally, you receive an acknowledgment plaque and four tickets to the CISM of annual event.

Become an Annual Fund Donor Now

To support Communities In Schools of Miami and become an Annual Fund Donor, you may donate online via credit card or you may choose to download and complete our Annual Fund Form and mail it in with a check. We will assign you to the appropriate Annual Fund Donor Level based on the amount of your donation and will contact you regarding your benefits.



For more information on the Annual Fund or the Champion Circle, please contact
Elyssa Linares, CISM President/CEO at elinares@cismiami.org or 305.252.5444.