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Our Impact

Last year, Communities In Schools® (CIS®) reached
1.61 million students with our supports and essential resources. CIS surrounds students with a community of support so they stay – and succeed – in school.

BUT THERE ARE MORE KIDS WHO STILL NEED SUPPORT

Kids can’t get an education – or graduate and reap the benefits that come from a high school degree – if they’re not in school. Inequitable learning conditions and disparities in chronic absenteeism, drop-out rates, and graduation rates far predate the pandemic.

More than

12 million
children

live in poverty

Leveling the Playing Field

Our model of integrated student supports is not about doing the work for students. It’s about making sure all students have access to the community resources and tools they need to unlock their potential and thrive.

WE DO THIS BY:

Setting Students Up for Success

OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE:

put students at the center and surround them with a caring community of support, anchored by our dedicated staff. Here are some stories about how we do that.

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Student Success Lasts a Lifetime

LAST YEAR, OUR EFFORTS RESULTED IN THE FOLLOWING:

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Remained in School

99%

of students remained in school through the end of the 2020-21 school year

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Promoted

96%

of our K-11 students were promoted to the next grade

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Graduated

93%

of our seniors graduated or received a GED

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Improved Academics

86%

of students met or made progress toward at least one of their academic goals

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Improved Behavior

83%

of our students met or made progress toward at least one of their behavior goals

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Prepared for College

73%

of CIS case-managed graduating students plan to pursue post-secondary education

Locally Focused. Nationally Active.

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26 STATES + DC

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2,900

schools and community sites in the 2020-21 school year

 

1.61 MILLION

students reached in the 2020-21 school year

 

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We Need You in the Fight for Educational Equity

At Communities In Schools, we empower all students, regardless of race, gender, zip code, or socio-economic background, to realize their greatest potential in school and beyond.

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It Takes a Community

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Biden-Harris Administration Launches National Effort to Support Student Success

Communities In Schools is proud to serve as a supporting champion in the National Partnership for Student Success, which is an initiative to increase support within K-12 schools to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond.


Together, We Can Support More Kids

WE'RE CALLING ON YOU

to help us create equitable learning environments
that benefit and support all students.

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Join our community of changemakers and stay connected with us! 

Learn more about the work Communities In Schools is doing to empower and equip every student to take on and tear down the barriers that stand between them and an equitable path to education. 

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