Expand What Works
While the rigor of our model is consistent, we recognize the needs of schools are unique. Through a licensed partnership, we work alongside state education agencies, school districts, and community-based organizations to take what’s already working for students in schools to the next level.
Whether the goal is to monitor student progress or more effectively coordinate community resources, Communities In Schools® (CIS®) provides the training and technical assistance needed to grow capacity and increase impact. Our licensed partnerships are self-sustaining, allowing for flexibility to expand efforts to the schools and communities that need it most.
Unlocking Public Dollars for Local Impact
In February 2023, CIS announced an unprecedented $165 million philanthropic investment that matches public sector funds to bring CIS’ in-school, integrated student supports services to Title-I schools across the country. This fund will be available to school districts that plan to invest in implementing the CIS model of integrated student supports. Learn more.
Case Study: Licensed Partnership with West Virginia
Communities In Schools (CIS) and the West Virginia Department of Education created a partnership in 2018 to deliver the CIS model of integrated student supports to some of the state’s most at-risk students.
Rather than expand the presence of an affiliated CIS nonprofit organization, the partnership “licensed” the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to train local practitioners to implement an evidence-based model.
WVDE began the project with a pilot in nine schools in school year 2018-2019. Finding success with students and support from local and political stakeholders, WVDE expanded the model to more than 110 schools serving approximately 50,000 students as of March 2021.
We can help!
To learn more about this public-private partnership, we ask that you answer a few questions and fill out the interest form. One of the requirements for recipients to receive this private funding is to match it with a commitment to use school district funds that ensures this work is sustainable.
To learn more about this process, click here to contact your local affiliate listed in this directory and also fill out the form. One of our team members will contact you.
Licensed Partnership Interest Form
To learn more about this process, contact your local affiliate listed in this directory and also fill out the form below. One of our team members will contact you.