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With AbbVie's support, Communities In Schools will be able to make Integrated Student Supports available to 152 more schools and serve over 100,000 more students.

With AbbVie's support, Communities In Schools will be able to make Integrated Student Supports available to 152 more schools and serve over 100,000 more students.

In America, nearly 12 million children under the age of 18 live in poverty and face significant barriers to education. Often forced to contend with hunger, homelessness, emotional trauma, lack of access to basic medical care or other barriers, these students can have higher dropout rates, lower grade promotion rates and lower on-time graduation rates.

In 2018, AbbVie donated $30 million to Communities In Schools to provide essential support services to over 100,000 underserved children, including for children in 16 high-need Chicago public schools. This investment represents the largest single corporate donation Communities In Schools has received in its 40-year history.

AbbVie’s donation will help support these children, by investing in effective educational programs that connect underserved students with the resources they need to stay in school and fulfill their potential.

“There are millions of at-risk students who could have a brighter future if they were connected to caring adults and community resources,” said Dale Erquiaga, president and CEO of Communities In Schools. “AbbVie’s generous investment is an important step in helping us serve more of these kids.”

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