Communities In Schools’ mission is to surround students with a community of support, and empower them to stay in school and achieve in life.
We are 5,000 professionals and 65,000 volunteers on the ground, working in more than 3,200 K-12 public schools, in the most challenged communities, in 26 states, and the District of Columbia, serving nearly 1.4 million young people and their families every year.
Through [school-based coordination] a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs.
By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
Every year 1.2 million students drop out of school. That means every nine seconds, a student in America loses their path to a better future. By empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.
Everyone from the Gates Foundation to the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance has recognized Communities In Schools for its results-based track record, and we would love to sit down with you and get you involved.
CIS of Delaware
Delaware’s youth are dropping out of school in record numbers, and gaps in student performance among low-income and minority students continue to widen. In the wake of a call to action by educators, business leaders, and government officials, attention on these issues has generally focused on (and been limited to) academic issues.
In schools throughout Delaware, organizations provide community-based, integrated student services as a way to help at-risk students–and their schools–succeed. These services, ranging from providing mentors to meeting health and counseling needs, vary by student, but by definition are systemically linked to school-based efforts to meet the health, safety and counseling needs of at-risk youth.
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