Learning to Trust
Asparrow never felt like she could open up about her home life, until she met Site Coordinator Ki’Yonna.
Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.
Our Policy Initiatives
Communities In Schools is working very hard to include language within ESEA that will enable federal funding to support our entire network and the young people we serve.
Why Our Work is Different
We work within public school systems and maximize the use of dedicated volunteers and community partners.
We develop national programs based on best practices for improving student achievement.
We provide training for staff and ensure each local affiliate serving students adheres to our standards of quality.
of seniors graduate on time.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Social Impact 100 Index features 100 high-performing nonprofits, bringing them together on a website that makes it easy for donors to learn more and to give.
President Dan Cardinali wrote a blog post about the relationship between foundations and nonprofits for the Center for Effective Philanthropy.
Beyond the Classroom Blog
My visit to Chaparral High School reminded me that for some kids, even Main Street looks like a dream destination -- and they don't have the bus fare to get there.
Even while she was recovering from breast cancer, Brenda Middleton was taking care of her students.
What I've found over the years is that problems -- and solutions -- often look quite different on the periphery.