In the U.S., approximately 1 in 5 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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99%of our students stayed in school

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88%of our students met or made progress toward their academic improvement goals

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93%of our seniors graduated or received a GED

From the Blog

Back to School at the Border

On September 12 The New York Times* reported that the detention of migrant children had skyrocketed to highest-ever levels.  At 90% capacity, shelters like Casa Padre in Brownsville, Texas, are straining to meet the legal requirements for detained youth, including those surrounding education. Any child living in the US, regardless of immigration status, is legally required to attend school. For the children still in detention centers, Southwest Key*—an immigration non-profit—has partnered with Brownsville Independent School District to bring teachers into their centers until sponsors—usually family members—have been identified for each detained child. But the children who have already been released to sponsors and who will start their local public schools, a different set of challenges lie ahead.