Our Policy Work

Communities In Schools advocates for kids. Our policy work is based on the core belief that all children have the ability to learn and succeed, and that improving public education must involve integrating community-based services into schools. Our tailored, comprehensive approach serves all students, including those most at risk of dropping out.  We remove obstacles to learning and encourage high academic achievement.

Recommendation for Reauthorization of ESEA

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.

Featured Policy News

House Committee Approves ESEA/No Child Left Behind Bills

The House Education and Workforce Committee approved two additional bills on the path to Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Senate ESEA Bill to Fund Site Coordinators

Senate Education Committee approves legislation that includes funding for research-based models using site coordinators. The next step is for the legislation to be considered by the full Senate. Please contact your senators and urge them to support funding site coordinators.

All Policy Initiatives

  • Recommendation for Reauthorization of ESEA

    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.

  • Keeping Parents and Communities Engaged Act (Keeping PACE Act)

    The Keeping Parents and Communities Engaged (Keeping PACE) Act supports students by supporting the work of Communities In Schools. This bill provides resources and opportunities for Communities In Schools to hire school-based coordinators to work with students in partner schools.

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