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How You Can Help

A caring adult can make all the difference in the life of a child. You can be that person and change a life—donate, advocate or volunteer today.


Help us tackle the dropout problem and support students by advocating for legislation that supports achievement. Raise your voice today on behalf of the more than 7 million young people at risk of dropping out of school.


A donation to Communities In Schools is an investment in the future of our country. Donations to the Communities In Schools national office fund our critical work to support our affiliates across the country.


Your local Communities In Schools affiliate depends on volunteers just like you. Over 40,000 volunteers make it possible for Communities In Schools to serve more than 1.3 million young people each year. To learn how you can help, contact your local affiliate.

Please note: Gifts made through this donation page will be directed to the Communities In Schools national office. If you are interested in donating directly to a local affiliate, please contact them using the affiliate finder.

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.