Communities in Schools

By Vianny Regalado
Ms.Carvajal, coordinator of Communities in Schools, has been meeting with students and talking to them about college.
The goals of Communities in Schools are to surround students with a positive community of support, and to motivate them to strive be something in life. Students get in the program based on their grades, if they need support with college or problems with immigration, and through teacher/counselor referrals. Once they are accepted into the program, their parents have to sign a consent form.
Carvajal. loves her job as a bilingual site coordinator at Garinger.
“It feels great, I enjoy talking to students to help them and guide them to make decisions that will benefit them and become successful,” she said.
She also has been planning field trips.
The first CIS field trip was to Queens University of Charlotte in October. The students went to see how the college is inside and outside and what type of careers they are interested in. The next field trip is going to be Dec. 20 to volunteer at Winterfield Elementary after school.
So if you are interested in CIS, go to Ms.Carvajal’s office in 200 building office during lunch or after school.