Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County
Children First empowers children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. As Communities in Schools of Buncombe County, we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Children First/ Communities In Schools provides direct services for economically disadvantaged children, youth, and families in Buncombe County, while also engaging the community in creating a better future for all children through advocacy.
Direct services include the Family Resource Center at Emma (FRCE), Project POWER/AmeriCorps, Learning Centers, and Communities In Schools Success Coordinators.
In addition to direct services, Children First/CIS engages in public policy advocacy campaigns to build opportunity for children and families. Through education and outreach, Children First/CIS builds a community-based advocacy voice for our vulnerable children, youth, and their families. When our leaders create policies that are good for children, the result is better health, education, and safety for our whole community.