Communities In Schools Applauds the President for his Commitment to Education
Communities In Schools President Daniel J. Cardinali applauded President Obama for making education a priority in the 2011 Fiscal Year Budget.
February 1, 2010
Arlington, Va. - Communities In Schools President Daniel J. Cardinali applauded President Obama for making education a priority in the 2011 Fiscal Year Budget.
“The President’s decision to increase federal funding for education in the face of these challenging economic conditions is a bold affirmation of our shared belief that education is the best long term investment in America’s prosperity. “
“We applaud the Supporting Student Success initiative, which provides comprehensive and integrated academic, health, and social service programs that improve the education and lives of children. This comprehensive and integrated approach is at the foundation of the Communities In Schools model, and has been proven to increase graduation rates and overall student achievement.”
“For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been working in partnership with states and local school districts to increase graduation rates. We look forward to bringing our experience, our national network, and our proven model to meet the President’s bold challenge.”
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in more than 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities, in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools serves nearly 1.3 million young people and their families. Communities In Schools has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
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