We’re Doing Whatever it Takes to Reengage Students in Learning


During the last 23 months, students had to navigate and adapt to shifting learning environments. Many are still struggling to reengage in learning after long periods of isolation, learning loss, and more due to COVID-19.

An estimated 30% of North Carolina’s students were disengaged from the classroom.

Our 15 Reengagement Coordinators across the state are working in schools and in communities to identify the obstacles standing in the way of engaging in school and to bring students back to the classroom.

Meanwhile, we’re continuing the work we’ve done throughout the pandemic. We continue to do whatever it takes to support students, no matter their learning environment.

Each week, we provide critical social-emotional, food and academic support to students across the state. We’re so grateful for the continued support of our partners who provide donations and volunteer hours to help us achieve our goals and serve more students.

Here are some examples of the work our staff have been doing during Covid-19:

Virginia Haynes, JNCG College & Career Coach, delivers a homework packet to Maci, a student in Henderson County. 

School translator May Godinez reaches out to grab a CISNC food delivery for third grader Cesia.

Heidy, a student in Northwest NC, shared a letter with CISNC staff saying how important it is to receive food services while school buildings are closed. We’re so glad we get to make a positive difference for students and their families all across NC!

Eric is a JNCG student who overcame struggles at home to graduate last year. He joined the Army after graduation. Here, he poses with the celebratory graduation sign that his CISNC College & Career Specialist delivered to him.