Communities In Schools of Memphis

We provide programs and services proven to reduce dropouts, increase graduation rates, and improve school culture.


Who is “Community In Schools of Memphis (CISM)”?

CISM is a local affiliate of the Nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

What We Do

Connect students to caring adults who will provide support and resources to eliminate non-academic barriers that can keep them from being successful in school.


How We Do It at Promise Academy Hollywood


PAHW’s Integrated Student Support Specialist

Ms. Quentasha Williams is the Integrated Student Support Specialist located at Promise Academy Hollywood whereas 50 students are identified and supported who may need assistance with attendance, behavior, coursework, or social emotional learning. She provides a variety of supports such as one-on-one sessions based on individual needs, check-ins, school-wide attendance initiatives, and small group sessions to help students set and reach goals that will eliminate non-academic barriers that may keep them from succeeding in school. Ms. Williams is located at the school from 8:30-3:00 each day. If there is an immediate need for CISM’s services, she can be reached at (901) 910-2800 or Here.