Better Business Bureau Report for
Communities in Schools of Clark County

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2019

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Communities in Schools of Clark County
Address: 4403 Hamburg Pike Suite C
  Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-280-0028
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2001, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of the Communities In Schools of Clark County is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Communities in Schools of Clark County (CIS) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Communities In Schools (CIS) of Clark County has been operating in-school and out-of-school programs and services in Clark County’s neediest elementary schools since 2002. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address the children’s unmet needs, CIS of Clark County provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many at-risk of becoming high school drop-outs – have the opportunity to focus on learning. CIS of Clark County is a local affiliate of the national organization, Communities In Schools. CIS National is the largest dropout prevention organization in the United States, and the CIS Model has proven to be effective across broad spectrums of communities nationwide. In the 2016-2017 School Year, CIS of Clark County provided direct services to over 4.500 elementary and middle school students across three Clark County school districts. With the assistance of Community Partners and a qualified, dedicated staff; the following outcomes were documented: 1) 89% of students who received tutoring from a Resource Coordinator maintained or improved their report card grades over the course of the school year. 2) 315 students received counseling from a licensed Centerstone therapist provided by CIS of Clark County. 3) Over 1,400 first grade students from all three Clark County School Systems received free vision screenings from volunteer optometrists. 4) 425 students received academic assistance through Homework Clubs and In-School tutoring. 5) 105 students met individually each week with community volunteers to work on reading skills. 6) 638 students participated in 21st Century Community Learning Center and Extended Day Learning before and after school programs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, CIS's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,211,773
Total Program Expenses: $1,211,773
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Chief Executive : Julie Moorman, Executive Director

Highest Paid Executive: Michelle Allen,Director of Programming
Compensation*: $73,575

Chair of the Board: Polly Hendricks, OD
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Optometrist

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 90

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet.

In addition, Communities in Schools of Clark County is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $822,517, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CIS's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Ending net assets as reported below include $693,389 in unrestricted net assets and $116,375 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $3,351 invested in equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Program Services 738,887
Grants 733,468
Fundraising 56,838
Investment income, net 26,607
Donated facilities, services and materials 25,873
Contributions 6,338
Interest Income 469
Total Income $1,588,480


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $1,588,480
Program expenses $1,211,773
Fund raising expenses 26,528
Administrative expenses 184,817
Total expenses $1,423,118
Income in Excess of Expenses 165,362
Beginning net assets 644,402
Ending net assets 809,764
Total liabilities 19,565
Total assets $829,329

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