Better Business Bureau Report for
Communities in Schools of Clark County

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2017

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: 1406 Frederick Avenue
  Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: 812-280-0028
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2000, 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 of Clark County has been operating in- and out-of-school programs and services in Clark County’s neediest elementary schools since 2004. 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 2014-2015 School Year, CIS of Clark County provided direct services to over 4.500 elementary and middle school students across 3 Clark County school districts. With the assistance of Community Partners and a qualified, dedicated staff; the following outcomes were documented: • 91% of students who received tutoring from a Resource Coordinator maintained or improved their report card grades over the course of the school year. • 280 students received counseling from a licensed Centerstone therapist provided by CIS of Clark County. • Over 1,400 first grade students from all three Clark County School Systems received free vision screenings from volunteer optometrists. • 471 students received academic assistance through Homework Clubs and In-School tutoring. • 83 students met individually each week with community volunteers to work on reading skills. • 590 students participated in 21st Century Community Learning Center and Extended Day Learning before- and after-school programs.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, CIS's program expenses were:

Program Services 1,350,160
Total Program Expenses: $1,350,160
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Chief Executive : Julie Moorman, Executive Director

Highest Paid Executive: Michelle Allen,Program Director
Compensation*: $70,200

Chair of the Board: Chip Pfau
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: George Pfau & Sons, Inc.

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 73

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


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, and cause-related marketing.

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

Fund raising costs were 4% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $713,203, 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, 2015.

Ending net assets as reported below include $485,705 in unrestricted net assets and $42,804 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $7,267 invested in equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Program Services 822,955
Grants 669,288
Fundraising 37,055
Donated Facilities/Services/Materials 35,875
Contributions 6,860
Investment Income 1,082
Total Income $1,573,115


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,573,115
Program expenses $1,350,160
Fund raising expenses 25,085
Administrative expenses 117,284
Total expenses $1,492,529
Income in Excess of Expenses 80,586
Beginning net assets 447,923
Other Changes in Net Assets 113,476
Ending net assets 528,509
Total liabilities 18,882
Total assets $547,391

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