Our 2015 National Yearbook celebrates the success and triumph of all students

This graduation season, Communities In Schools will be celebrating all students across the country who are changing the picture of education in America — from seniors who are graduating high school to elementary and middle school students who are being promoted to the next level.

Join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

Amazing Graduates

Communities In Schools is honoring some of our graduating high school seniors and outstanding alumni who have overcome incredible barriers in their lives and are graduating this Spring.

Meet these amazing grads

  • Jamal

    CIS Alum Jamal says without CIS, he might still be in jail. Today, he’s a big man on campus with a college degree and a promising career.

  • Ellie

    A full school load, two part-time jobs, caring for her siblings and worrying about her mother’s health could not stop Ellie from getting into college and pursuing a career in fashion.

  • Talitha 

    Resilient. Inspired. Determined --three of many words that describe a bright young lady, plagued by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, now ten years later will graduate from college.

  • David 

    With resilience and a heart of compassion, David has proven over the years that minor setbacks will not stop him from reaching his goals.

  • Eglaen


    Determined to become the first person in her family to graduate from college, Eglaen is not letting her citizenship status deter her from getting financial support she needs to pursue her dream.

  • Zack


    Following the death of his mother, Zack found support and a surrogate family in his baseball team and coach/CIS staffer.

  • Genesis 

    Genesis is battling a rare form of cancer. But with the support of CIS, her mentor Julie and her school community, she’s fulfilling her dream of finishing high school and going to college.

  • Gina


    Gina was constantly in trouble, but with the help of CIS, she was able to see a future and is now a social worker pursuing higher education.

  • Triston 

    Triston was homeless, living on his own and often showed up to school hungry and in need of clean clothes. With support from CIS, he found a safe place to stay, transportation to school, and school supplies.