Communities In Schools
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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Daniel Cardinali

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Truly an awarding experience

    Youth Development Worker (Former Employee)
    Kalamazoo, MI

    ProsMaking a meaningful impact on the lives of our youth. Watching their improvement and seeing them overcome struggles in the course of a school year is very inspiring.

    ConsI felt like some of the other staff was unqualified, or could use better training. Great job for a college student who wishes to gain experience and help the community, not so great if this is your career as there is no growth and not a whole lot of pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA place like this works under a budget, it would be nice to see an overall upgrade of this program including services, training to staff, and reach out to more kids. Improving the overall program will increase its strength within the community and have a greater impact.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Job was fulling to help those students and families in need.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob flexibility is really great.

    ConsCompensation could have been better for the work load amount.

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    Great co workers, tough job.

    CIS Intern (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people at this company are extremely friendly.

    ConsThe job is very challenging. The training is long and tedious. A lot of driving to and from the office to turn in paper work. Meetings. Finding sponsors and funds for the school on your own can also be extremely challenging.

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    Great organization with a great mission

    State Marketing Director (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsMaking a measurable impact on the lives of youth

    ConsState affiliates are run idependently

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Always wanted to work here but......

    Site Coordinator (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsThe rewards is being able to work in the schools and work with at risk youth.

    ConsSalary is horrible and not much diversity among staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPersonally feel that upper management is out of touch with what is really needed in these predominantly African American schools and not hiring appropriate staff to work with the population.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding work but very low pay!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRewarding work with students; an opportunity to engage the local community with the schools; ability to use your own creativity to provide programming to the students; good entry-level position

    ConsVery low salary for level of education received; expected caseload number unreasonably high; too much paperwork; not enough support from supervisors; very poor training received upon hiring; relatively no potential for career growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries for staff retention; provide better training for new hires; offer better support to staff and periodically praise them for their work rather than always telling them what they are not doing right; lower the caseload to make it more manageable and to offer more effective interventions

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    Little pay

    Site Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsHours, independence, apply your own ideas & projects as long as the paperwork & guidelines are within time phrase.

    ConsToo many cases per person to truly be able to focus & give the kids much in need your undivided attention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more pats on our backs. I-we feel unappreciated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great non-profit

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Waco, TX

    ProsMake a huge impact in the life of youth. Great work and life balance. Flexible schedule.

    ConsAs with most non-profits, pay is mediocre.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work, no growth

    Site Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsYou get to work with at risk youth, and really change lives. Students will truly appreciate what you do. Its one of those "the work is its own reward" type of things.

    ConsThe pay is horrible, there is no room for growth, and the health benefits are the worst Ive ever seen. The agency is more concerned about taking care of the funders and politics then it is about taking care of its employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    CISGA is a Fantastic Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, Experience, Vision, and Benefits

    ConsPay - Resource Development needs a kick in the pants

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold people accountable for what you have committed to the stakeholders

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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