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How You Can Help

You can make a lasting difference in the life of a child and help end the dropout crisis. Donate, advocate or volunteer today.


Raise your voice on behalf of millions of children in danger of dropping out of school. Join our Advocacy Network and ask your legislators to support evidence-based solutions to end the dropout crisis.


Your gift to Communities In Schools can transform the life of a child in need. When supported by our work and programs, 99% of our most at-risk students stay in school, but many more need help.


Your local Communities In Schools affiliate relies on volunteers like you. Our 40,000+ volunteers make it possible for CIS to reach 1.3 million students each year. Find your affiliate to learn about volunteer opportunities near you.

Please note: Gifts made on this site support the national office of Communities
In Schools. To make a gift to a local affiliate, please use our affiliate finder.

Other Ways to Donate

Stocks and Assets

Gifts of stock or assets are a strategic way to donate and maximize your support.

Honorary and Memorial Giving

Honor a friend, loved one, mentor or teacher with a special gift in his or her name.

Workplace Giving

Your employer can help increase your philanthropic support for Communities In Schools.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide forward-looking support and offer a number of advantages to you and your family.


Your company can support Communities In Schools by becoming a corporate sponsor.


Foundation grants provide essential funding for our work to keep students in school.

Finding a Support System

Jamal could have been dismissed as just another kid who had landed in jail, but his coordinators saw a motivated leader who would go on to become the president of the first college-based Communities In Schools alumni group.