At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), we believe that every student, regardless of race, gender, ability, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their full potential in school and beyond. We walk by their side, in their communities, to challenge the systems and barriers that stand between them and their success in life.
How We Do It
Working in 2,900 schools across 26 states and the District of Columbia, our evidence-based model connects students to caring adults and community resources to transform how they see and experience the world around them. By surrounding them with a network of trust they can turn to no matter where they are in their journey, we empower students to confront and overcome personal challenges and structural barriers—so they can take charge of the future they want for themselves, their communities and each other. Learn about our impact.
Why It Matters
In everything we do, we are building a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni committed to shaping an equitable path to education for future generations.
Equitable Education for an Equitable Future
Communities In Schools believes that transformative relationships are key to unlocking a student's potential. We will succeed by including in our strategies, ingraining in our culture, and reflecting in our behaviors, principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a result, we break down immediate and systemic barriers to create and sustain equitable outcomes.
Student, CIS of Georgia
Student, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Founder and Vice Chairman, CIS
Alumna, CIS of Tacoma
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