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Help our kids GO BEYOND their challenges to reach their dreams. 

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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OUR IMPACT

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. 

1.7

Million students were reached with CIS supports and resources

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88%

*of students met or made progress toward at least one of their social and emotional learning (SEL) goals

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83%

*of students who received our most intensive supports were students of color

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96%

*of seniors who received our most intensive supports graduated or received their GED

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7,400

graduates planned to attend some form of postsecondary education

* outcomes for case-managed students

blog Celebrating Our Students' Accomplishments

Celebrating Our Students' Accomplishments

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.

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blog A Moment of Choice

A Moment of Choice

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.

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blog CIS Strategic Plan Refresh

CIS Strategic Plan Refresh

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.

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