Communities In Schools of Cape Fear

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Louise Hicks
Primary Contact Name
Louise Hicks
Main Address

Communities In Schools of Cape Fear Headquarters
1209 Market Street
Unit A
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States

Burgaw Office
109 E. Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
United States

What We Do

We place staff inside targeted, high-need public schools, who work directly with vulnerable students and those with the greatest risk of dropping out throughout the school day. We empower thousands of students to stay in school and on the path to graduation each year. Our trained student support specialists do this by partnering with counselors and teachers, mobilizing the community to offer extra support, and doing whatever it takes to help students succeed. Our unique model works because it’s based on national research, driven by community relationships and supported by local resources.

Interesting Info
  • During the 2022-2023 school year, we served 19,961 students with widely accessible supports, and case managed an additional 1,958.
  • 93% Graduated; 99% stayed in school; 88% increased academics; 88% increased attendance; 87% improved behavior
  • We offer community programs from free afterschool and summer programming, Baby Steps young parent support, Teen Court and the Incredible Years parenting support
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Strength Through Unity at New Hanover High School
Repeats daily on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 305 times


The Blue and White Bash
Duration of 3 hours
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The 2024 Wrightsville Plunge
Repeats annually on the 1st of January at 10:30am
Duration of 3 hours
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Photos and Videos
Pender High Graduate 2023
Hoggard High School Students with site coordinator
Freedom School Scholars
Freedom School 2023
WIRE Afterschool programming