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March 23, 2021 Press

StoryCorps, the notable nonprofit working to preserve and share humanity’s stories, recently worked with a coalition of national and local organizations to capture conversations about race, education and opportunity. Recorded at the height of the pandemic, these conversations shed light on values that bring people together. The collection of stories, dubbed “Community Conversations,” is being released today.

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Coronavirus Has Changed School Forever, Let's Make It An Improvement

June 25, 2020 News

As an unprecedented academic year grinds to an end, with schools shuttered and millions of children learning remotely in every state, education leaders face the daunting task of preparing for a fall reopening with no end to the pandemic in sight. Back to school will not be back to normal. But neither should it be a return to business as usual. Arne Duncan and Rey Saldaña shared this story in their opinion article in a recent USA Today article.

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Communities In Schools ® (CIS) Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Ruling on DACA

June 18, 2020 Press

Communities In Schools® (CIS), the national organization that empowers all students to stay in school and on a path to graduation, today issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block efforts to undo the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA offers temporary protection from deportation for approximately 700,000 young people brought to the United States as children.

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A Statement from CIS National President and CEO Rey Saldaña

June 1, 2020 Press

The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and resulting wave of protests across the country reminds us of a painful truth about our nation’s past and indeed the current times we live in.  At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), the majority of students we serve are children of color and children living in poverty. Our mission is to surround them with a community of support to empower them to succeed in school and in life, despite immediate and systemic barriers. Too often, these students are left behind by structures that were not designed for their success.

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When COVID-19 and Economic Fallout Put Millions of Kids in Unsafe Places, Communities In Schools Went In After Them

May 28, 2020 News

Communities In Schools found a way to address the growing needs of students and their families, while bringing solace and a safe space to students at home during this uncertain and isolating time. Reporter Bekah McNeel shared this story in a recent The 74 article. Read more about how Communities In Schools is going beyond the schools walls to ensure the needs of the more vulnerable students and their families are met.

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