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Our Work

Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community's unique needs, is the basis for our success. 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.

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Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community's unique needs, is the basis for our success.

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Basic Needs

A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students’ basic needs are met on a daily basis.

Enrichment

Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance

Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors, to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills

Through one-on-one workshops, team building and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social emotional learning, character education, social skills building and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions

Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the work place. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement

Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

How You Can Help

For every one of our success stories, there are dozens of young people who need the help that Communities In Schools provides. You can make a difference - donate, advocate, or volunteer.

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