At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), the majority of students we serve are children of color and children living in poverty. Our mission is to surround them with a community of support to empower them to succeed in school and in life, despite immediate and systemic barriers. There are several ways to support these youth and their futures, one of the key ways is to donate. In his recent newsletter, New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof recommended Communities In Schools as an organization where readers can make a meaningful donation to support Black Lives Matter and racial equality. Read his full newsletter here and learn how you can get involved.
In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 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.
As an unprecedented academic year grinds to an end, with schools shuttered and millions of children learning remotely in every state, education leaders face the daunting task of preparing for a fall reopening with no end to the pandemic in sight. Back to school will not be back to normal. But neither should it be a return to business as usual. Arne Duncan and Rey Saldaña shared this story in their opinion article in a recent USA Today article.
Communities In Schools® (CIS), the national organization that empowers all students to stay in school and on a path to graduation, today issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block efforts to undo the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA offers temporary protection from deportation for approximately 700,000 young people brought to the United States as children.