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In Schools
and Beyond

Our mission

is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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The Issue

Imagine wanting to go to school, but having no shoes to wear. Wanting to learn, but being too hungry to think. Wanting to graduate, but having to drop out because you need to get a job.

 

Struggling students and their families have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services. There may be ample resources in a community, but rarely is there someone on the ground who is able to connect these resources with the schools and students that need them most.

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The CIS Solution

Through a school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools® (CIS) brings community resources into schools to address both the academic and nonacademic needs of students.

 

Working with school leadership and staff, CIS site coordinators prioritize the needs of the school, determine which supports need to be increased or improved, and identify supports that the school needs but doesn't currently have.

 

In addition to the school needs assessment, site coordinators also identify students at risk of dropping out, assess what they need and then find the right supports to ensure they stay on track to graduate. 

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The Difference a Community of Support Makes

We measure our success by the results we are able to achieve for the young people we serve. We carefully evaluate all aspects of our programs and use that information to constantly improve.

2020-2021 School Year Report

Our Reach

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16

counties served

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40

partner schools

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19,126

students received
schoolwide supports

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1,124

students were
case-managed

Our Impact

Results based on the percentage of case-managed students statewide that made progress toward/achieved their individualized goal(s).