Communities in Schools of Miami names Jeanne Tamargo new CEO

Communities in Schools of Miami appoint Jeanne Tamargo as new CEOJeanne Tamargo

Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS Miami), a member of the nation’s premier school dropout prevention program, has announced the appointment of Jeanne Tamargo as CEO. Tamargo’s role includes directing student support services at schools across Miami-Dade County.

With a long career in the nonprofit, Tamargo, with her passion for serving the youth in South Florida and the formidable skills she has acquired throughout her career, provides the tools necessary to develop new services and programs for CIS Miami. During her career, Tamargo has dedicated her life to helping those in need.

Tamargo earned a master’s degree in health services administration from Barry University and a bachelor’s degree in community psychology from Nova Southeastern University.

“I am honored to be the CEO for Communities at Schools of Miami,” said Tamargo. “I look forward to working with a diverse group of children and teenagers across South Florida to ensure they have the tools they will need to graduate.”

In her role, Tamargo will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic marketing and development plans. She will maintain relationships with various sponsors and lead the organization at all levels. As the agency’s attorney, Tamargo will implement mission-driven programs in 12 locations and oversee over 20,000 students. Her job is also to initiate and coordinate partnerships with more than 100 community institutions and the Miami-Dade County’s school system.

With the ultimate goal of helping children succeed, Tamargo will design new training programs for CIS Miami staff and partner agencies while overseeing direct services at all levels to ensure successful program implementation.

Communities in Schools of Miami works with 12 Miami-Dade County public schools to empower and empower students to stay in school and achieve something in life. In 2018, CIS Miami looked after 7,540 students in various locations across the community, helping break the cycle of poverty, school failure, and underemployment. That year, 87 percent of students improved their reading skills, 91 percent of students achieved or made progress toward an academic goal, and 100 percent of seniors graduated from high school.

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