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In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools® works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

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CIS Featured in New York Times Newsletter

At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), the majority of students we serve are children of color and children living in poverty. Our mission is to surround them with a community of support to empower them to succeed in school and in life, despite immediate and systemic barriers. There are several ways to support these youth and their futures, one of the key ways is to donate.  In his recent newsletter, New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof recommended Communities In Schools as an organization where readers can make a meaningful donation to support Black Lives Matter and racial equality. Read his full newsletter here and learn how you can get involved.