• com in school

    Communities In Schools is a national organization working within public schools in 27 states. It aims to build relationships that empower at-risk students to stay and perform well in school and become good achievers, not just academically, but also in life. We work closely with the school, social services, surrounding businesses and thousands of volunteers to get our students the things they need to learn and grow: mentors and tutors, after-school help, family services to stabilize the home. Without these basic supports, kids in need or at-risk are far less likely to succeed and grow into productive adults.

    What is CIS at McKean?

    Communities in Schools of Delaware Inc. has been a part of the McKean Family for 17 years! The purpose of the CIS program is to assist Thomas McKean students with successfully complete their academics and graduate high school by focusing on building relationships with the students while assisting students to break barriers in their life that may impact their commitment to their studies. CIS programs focus on not only academic support but college and career readiness as well through direct exposure to colleges and career paths. CIS classrooms and offices are located in D12 and B41. Please see the attached impact report for more details on how CIS is making a difference!

    Also at McKean high school we teach the Credit Recovery Ed. Options class. In the Ed. Options classroom we advise and help students focus and make up the credits in the classes that they have failed during previous school years.


    Existing CIS Programs at McKean
Food/Clothing Pantry
Blood Drives
Backpack Program
Credit Recovery
School Supplies/Book Bag Drive
College Tours 
Career Readiness (Apple, Microsoft, Junior Achievement)
Secure The Seed (Girls Group)
Academic Support/AWR
Born4Brothers (Boys Group)

    For more information go to https://www.cisdelaware.org/

    Michael J. Livingston
    Project Coordinator - Communities In School
    Thomas McKean High School
    301 McKennans Church Rd. 
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    302-992-5520 ext. 241


    Latoya Pendergrass 
    Site Coordinator/Recovery Teacher

    Thomas McKean High School

    Communities In Schools of Delaware
    301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808
    Office # 302.992.5520 | Email lpendergrass@cisdelaware.org

    Cell # 302.377-3051