The Communities In Schools Achieve In Life Summit brought together 130 staff, alumni, community partners, and youth advocates with a shared mission: to explore, discuss, and strategize ways to dismantle barriers obstructing the upward mobility of young people.Read more of 2023 Achieve In Life Summit: Elevating Youth Voice and Working Together Towards Upward Mobility
All Students Deserve Educations that Lead to Successful Futures
Communities In Schools helps students succeed by removing roadblocks and providing students with the resources, supports and opportunities they need to thrive. Below are some stories about how we do that.
"CIS Site Coordinator James Gibson helped us understand the CIS model so that we could use it to help Bellshire. It’s all about building relationships with parents, students, staff, and the community while also finding community resources and organizations to plug into schools. And that’s really what we needed." -Principal Donald BlackRead more of Collaboration Conversation: How Partnerships Create School-Wide Impact at Title-I Schools
“I believe doing restorative work between students is an important step into students learning to forgive,” said CIS of Chicago Senior Student Supports Manager Juanita Herrera. “Forgiveness is not just needed for the other person, but for yourself. Learning to forgive others helps build character and helps free yourself from any anger.”Read more of Restorative Practices Help Two Friends Repair a Strained Relationship
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) activated an innovative partnership with York College eight years ago that targets younger students, connecting them with mentors and helping them gain exposure to the college experience.Read more of CIS of Pennsylvania and York College Team Up to Create College Pathways
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