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Our Work

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. By working with school-based site coordinators, Communities In Schools strategically delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

Our Unique Approach

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.


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

Academic Assistance

Site coordinators help students obtain scholarship information and apply to college, take students on campus tours and conduct mock interviews. They also help students find an enjoyable, sustainable career path to pursue through internships, job shadowing opportunities and leadership training courses.

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 children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom, so we provide positive behavior interventions and supports, anger management and coping strategies to help them stay focused on their goals.

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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Proven Success

Each year, our affiliates serving students report outcomes, as well as monitor and adjust services. Communities In Schools is an evidence-based organization; we effectively deliver the human, financial and community resources to help children succeed in school and achieve in life.