Education 2018-10-05T16:47:09+00:00

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia – Communities in Schools is recognized as the leading dropout prevention program in the country.

Communities in Schools (CIS) is a national organization with local affiliates that work within public school systems, establishing relationships with administrators, educators, and students. “We…remove barriers that keep students from succeeding in school and life.”

How You Can Get Involved

  • In addition to financially supporting the work of CIS, St. Mary’s parishioners are invited to get involved. Currently, there are two volunteer tutoring opportunities at Gunston Middle School, located at 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington. Afterschool Social Studies/ Language and Science Tutors; Mon. 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Help 8th-grade students in danger of repeating a grade as well as those preparing for SOL tests. Tutors are matched with a maximum of three students. Homework Club Tutors Tues. & Wed. 2:30-4:00 p.m. Tutors may choose among four subject stations to provide assistance: math; science; social studies, reading/writing.