"CIS Site Coordinator James Gibson helped us understand the CIS model so that we could use it to help Bellshire. It’s all about building relationships with parents, students, staff, and the community while also finding community resources and organizations to plug into schools. And that’s really what we needed." -Principal Donald BlackRead more of Collaboration Conversation: How Partnerships Create School-Wide Impact at Title-I Schools
We're ALL IN for Student Success
Around the country, in communities with the greatest need, Communities In Schools® (CIS®) site coordinators in local schools are welcoming students to a new year of learning. CIS site coordinators embody a "whatever it takes" approach to ensure every student has the support and resources they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
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“A support that is simple but can often be overlooked is CONSISTENCY. Just having the ability to be a consistent, supportive figure in a student’s life plays a huge role.” -CIS Site Coordinator Amirah WilliamsRead more of Supporting Students Through Consistency
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) activated an innovative partnership with York College eight years ago that targets younger students, connecting them with mentors and helping them gain exposure to the college experience.Read more of CIS of Pennsylvania and York College Team Up to Create College Pathways
“I believe doing restorative work between students is an important step into students learning to forgive,” said CIS of Chicago Senior Student Supports Manager Juanita Herrera. “Forgiveness is not just needed for the other person, but for yourself. Learning to forgive others helps build character and helps free yourself from any anger.”Read more of Restorative Practices Help Two Friends Repair a Strained Relationship
"The back-to-school breakfasts are such a cool way to come back to the building for a new year, and reminds us that CIS is here with us as we educate and support our awesome students." -Elementary School Counselor EIla CartwrightRead more of Kicking Off the School Year with Gratitude for Teachers
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