Twitter logo An icon denoting a twitter profile name or link to Twitter LinkedIn logo An icon denoting a LinkedIn profile or link to LinkedIn Facebook logo An icon denoting a Facebook profile or link to Facebook YouTube logo An icon denoting a YouTube profile or link to YouTube RSS Icon Facebook Icon Google Plus Icon Twitter Icon Instagram Icon YouTube Icon LinkedIn Icon Pinterest Icon Vine Icon Tumblr Icon Telephone An icon of a telephone representing phone numbers Checkmark An icon of a checkmark External Link An icon denoting a link to an external website Email An icon denoting a mailto: link Download An icon denoting a download link Menu Options An icon denoting a dropdown menu Menu Icon File Link An icon denoting a link to a report or file Back Arrow An icon denoting a link back to a parent section Next Icon Previous Icon Search Icon Play Icon Play Icon (Alternate) Academic Assistance Icon Academic Difficulties Icon Advocate Icon Basic Needs Icon Behavioral Interventions Icon Bullying Icon College and Career Prep Icon Enrichment Icon Family Engagement Icon Health Care Icon Incareration Icon Life Skills Icon Mental Health Icon Neglect Icon Physical Health Icon Service Learning Icon Memorial Giving Icon Planned Giving Icon Workplace Giving Icon Stocks and Assets Icon Corporations Icon Foundations Icon Donate Icon Volunteer Icon

Beyond the Week’s Adventures

Communities In Schools of Charleston
Academic Assistance

All In For Students Award Recipient 2011: The award is presented to site coordinators who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to students. With acts of love and transformation, these Heroes are the best at what they do.

Communities In Schools of Charleston, S.C. Site Coordinator Amanda Fox finds no task is too difficult, no barrier too high. For this woman of action, commandeering hard-to-find resources and helping kids overcome daunting odds are just part of an average day at work. And Amanda’s passion for helping students is so great that she works 24/7 by choice. “I’ve tried teaching her how to say ‘no,’” said Amanda’s executive director. “Amanda takes children to medical appointments and on weekend adventures. She coordinates tutoring for students who are struggling academically and matches students with mentors who provide caring relationships. Children have her cell number and often call her in the evenings and on weekends to hear her voice. She provided a bed for a student who didn’t have one, created a ‘Backpack Buddy’ system to help children who are hungry, and even delivered food to food pantries and homes. Her persistence and passion have made her well known and much loved by the community.”

In South Carolina