Communities in School- Spring Valley Site

Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS) works to ignite hope in kids so that they can succeed in school, graduate and be prepared for life. CIS addresses the barriers that get in the way of success. CIS staff members literally bring the community and all the ways it can help, into the schools.


Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo’s After School Program provides an extended day experience for students at Spring Valley Center for Exploration to increase their academic achievement, improve behavioral skills, and increase their school day attendance. It’s available to students who have strategic-level needs in those areas (academic achievement, school attendance, and/or behavior.) The CIS After School Program is provided at no cost to families.


What you can expect from this program:

·         A healthy dinner/meal for your child(ren).

·         Homework help for students. (Students may not complete homework during the allotted homework time.)

·         Fun and engaging programming that will assist your students academically.

·         A recreational/choice time component that will help your student developmentally to keep your student social and/or active.


For more information, please contact the CIS After School Coordinator, Nicole Wilkinson at or call (269) 993-5652.


The CIS After School Program is funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant though the Michigan Department of Education and operated in partnership with Kalamazoo Public Schools.