Our recent economic impact study found that for every $1 invested in Communities In Schools, $11.60 will be returned to the community.
Each spring, graduation marks a milestone in students’ lives: a recognition of discipline, endurance, achievement and of overcoming obstacles. For some students, the challenges are more than just academic.
For more than 35 years, Communities In Schools (CIS) has been committed to both lowering dropout rates and increasing graduation rates. While other programs focus exclusively on academic needs, CIS is dedicated to the whole child, beyond the classroom. Whether a student needs a ride to school, mental health services or a much-needed meal, CIS connects them to administrators, staff and volunteers positioned to provide resources and services in order to help students stay in school and, ultimately, walk across the stage at their graduation. Thanks to CIS, there will be even more kids in caps and gowns this year, and each year forward.