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Look to the Communities In Schools blog for our latest news, industry research and insights, and updates on the success of our graduates and communities.

Resources for Hurricane Harvey Response

By Elizabeth Tuten Aug. 31, 2017

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As the waters begin to recede and the damage is surveyed, it is imperative that Americans mobilize in support of the affected students, families, affiliates, and schools. We, too, feel overwhelmed by the disaster and subsequent outpouring of information, so we’ve created a resource guide to help those ready to act do so with knowledge and precision.

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2016 Annual Report

By Communities In Schools Aug. 30, 2017

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Communities In Schools is pleased to share our 2016 Annual Report. In our most recent report we continue to see the impact of community that inscribes our name. We're proud of the work we've done and are grateful for the support of our advocates and partners across the country. As we progress through the second half of the year we look forward to moving ahead while taking a moment to reflect back.

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Reflections on Charlottesville

By Sarad Davenport Aug. 22, 2017

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Sarad Davenport, a Charlottesville native, joined Communities in Schools as the Associate Director of Culture and Connections at the National Office in May, 2017. Three months later Sarad watched, alongside the rest of the nation as white nationalists, neo-nazis, and Klan members took to the streets of his hometown with torches, inciting horrific violence and proclaiming that they would not be replaced. Sarad’s experience is all too familiar for many of the students CIS serves. Racial prejudice, inequality, and economic stagnation are just a few of the adult-sized challenges our students face as barriers to academic success. Systemic racial oppression has denied black and brown children the American Dream for too long, and the attitudes demonstrated on August 12th belie the notion of a post-racial America.

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