What We Do

Dodge Connections - Communities in Schools, Inc

The Mission of Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

CIS believes every child needs and deserves the five basics:

  • A personal, 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 the community


21st Century After School


Providing after school tutoring by certified teachers and paraprofessionals, the 21st Century After School program serves 375 students at all four schools and at The Club. Site Coordinators and staff assist students with homework, academic achievement, and enrichment activities that supplement the regular school day curriculum. 


More than 23,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through 91 national service projects across Georgia. Serving with national and local nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations and other groups, these citizens tutor and mentor children, coordinate after-school programs, build homes, conduct neighborhood patrols, restore the environment, respond to disasters, build nonprofit capacity and recruit and manage volunteers.

Certified Literate Community Participant

The Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) promotes literacy in Georgia by involving the whole community. By making literacy a community-wide commitment, a diversity of key resources are mobilized to promote and support literacy training. The CLCP is a partnership between the public sector (education and government) and the private sector (business and enterprise). This dynamic partnership will result in improved literacy levels for children, families, and workers in the entire community.

Youth Advocacy Leadership

The Youth Advocacy Leadership (YAL) will introduce, develop and nurture leadership skills among youth in Dodge County by providing experiential mentoring and leadership experiences that enhance self-esteem and encourage involvement in all levels of community life. YAL believes local youth must see a community that is welcoming, nurturing, and vital and that provides ample opportunity for youth to participate in meaningful community change, to network, and to grow as individuals. 

Prevent Child Abuse Dodge

As a Prevent Child Abuse charter council PCA Dodge provides prevention programs and services for families and children in our community through parent support programs, prevention education, and public awareness activities. We are committed to raising the value society places on children and to preventing abuse and neglect, so that all children can grow to their full potential. Every child deserves to be cherished and nurtured in a safe environment. Harming a child in any way is unacceptable.

Who We Are

Communities in Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. Our mission is to surround students with a community support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in


Your gift will help provide youth with the programs and support that they need to stay in school and prepare for life. Our vision is for ALL youth to stay in school and prepare for life. Your donation can help make this a reality.


Volunteering with Dodge Connection-Communities In Schools of Dodge County is an excellent way to give back to our community. You can make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve in Dodge County.