Through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial reckonings, and more — our students have persevered. For this reason, affiliates across the country have gone beyond the classroom to celebrate our students’ accomplishments with spirit weeks, gift baskets, parades, and end-of-year celebrations.Read more
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Our goal is simple. Put students at the center. Surround them with a caring community of support. And create access to critical resources, like food, housing, healthcare, counseling and remote technologies so they can take charge of the future they want for themselves, their communities, and each other.
* outcomes for case-managed students
Check out this coauthored op-ed written by Rey Saldaña and Shaquille O’Neal on how low-income students are experiencing learning loss and chronic absenteeism at higher rates – but how proper funding and proven whole-child supports models can set students up for success.Read more
An estimated three million students in the U.S. have gone “missing” during the pandemic. This is a moment of choice for K-12 public education in America — to do more than reopen the old system. We have the opportunity to make new and better choices to build a more equitable system of public education that works for all students.Read more
The US public education system is not built to meet the needs of all students. But this past year has shown us with new clarity, the unacceptably high costs of old ways of seeing and solving the problem. We believe we have a moral obligation to respond by following a thoughtful and inclusive process to reassess our own priorities, plan, and culture to ensure we’re having the most important impacts on both the student and the system.Read more
This policy brief addresses the unprecedented challenges that students and families have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including experiences of social isolation, economic crisis, …DOWNLOAD NOW
This new refreshed plan carries forward key elements of the original strategic plan and introduces six new strategies and related initiatives that ensure we can …DOWNLOAD NOW
The CIS model of integrated student supports can help schools address the local factors contributing to disengagement and inequitable learning.DOWNLOAD NOW
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