Call for Proposals: Impact Evaluation of Communities In Schools’ LEA Licensed Partnership Action Plan
The Communities In Schools® (CIS®) National Office invites proposals for a third-party evaluation of the CIS LEA Licensed Partnership Action Plan.
At CIS, we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a trained, professional, school‐based site coordinator, CIS brings community resources into schools to empower success for all students by removing barriers for vulnerable students at risk of dropping out and by creating more equitable learning environments. The CIS model leverages evidence, relationships, and local resources to keep kids in school and on the path to graduation.
CIS National began piloting licensed partnerships (LP) five years ago with state departments of education, local education agencies, and non-profit organizations across the country. CIS licensed partners implement the same model of integrated student supports as CIS affiliates. However, with a licensed partnership, education agencies can partner directly with the CIS National Office to become licensed to train school personnel to deliver the CIS model with education agency oversight and management.
Through this third-party evaluation, CIS National seeks to determine whether or not the LEA-based licensed partnership approach and strategy is successful and a viable option to scale impact.
Deadline to submit proposals: February 17, 2023, by 5pm EST.