At Communities In Schools® (CIS®), we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools Announces Unprecedented Investment from Ballmer Group of Up to $165 Million to Expand Student Support Model to 1,000 New Public Schools Nationwide
The Ballmer Group investment will establish a fund to help schools across the country reduce inequities in education and will allow CIS to scale its model of integrated student supports directly into schools, helping students overcome obstacles on their path to achieving success in the classroom and beyond.
Student Success Lasts a Lifetime
LAST YEAR, OUR EFFORTS RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING:
Locally Focused. Nationally Active.
25 STATES + DC
network span in the 2021-22 school year
schools and community sites in the 2021-22 school year
students reached in the 2021-22 school year
Bringing Communities of Support to Students
Our new film, The Push, follows the inspirational relationship between Darrell Smith, a caring CIS site coordinator, and Ja-Mez, who is about to graduate from high school full of self-confidence and with the promise of a bright future—an event that seemed impossible just two years earlier. Watch the trailer below and then learn more about our new film.
We Need You in the Fight for Educational Equity
At Communities In Schools, we empower all students, regardless of race, gender, zip code, or socio-economic background, to realize their greatest potential in school and beyond.
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Unlocking Public Dollars for Local Impact
In February 2023, CIS announced an unprecedented $165 million philanthropic investment that matches public sector funds to bring CIS’ in-school, integrated student supports services to Title-I schools across the country. This fund will be available to school districts that plan to invest in implementing the CIS model of integrated student supports.
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