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Equity in Education

 

Check out the recent 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.

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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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7,500

graduates planned to attend some form of postsecondary education

* outcomes for case-managed students

blog CIS Strategic Plan Refresh

CIS Strategic Plan Refresh

The US public education system is not built to meet the needs of all students. Unfortunately, this is not a new, or even particularly controversial, conclusion. For some time now, the evidence has been clear enough and visible enough for any reasonable person to see the reality; K-12 public education has systemic flaws with tragic consequences for the lives of Black, Brown, Indigenous students, and for students living in poverty. In fact, more than 40 years ago, it’s why Communities In Schools was founded.

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blog A Moment of Choice

A Moment of Choice

Right now more than 250,000 students in Texas are missing from school. In Florida, the number is close to 90,000. The total across the country is estimated at three million. These students have not attended school since the beginning of the pandemic, not participating in any remote learning. 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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