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CIS Celebrates Amazing Grads, Successful Students in National Yearbook

By Communities In Schools May 19, 2015

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, today announced a national campaign to celebrate the millions of high school graduates and successful students who have overcome incredible challenges in their lives – including poverty, homelessness, hunger or unstable home lives.

The students are being celebrated in a national online yearbook that includes:

  • Celebratory photos, quotes and videos posted by students, teachers and staff to social media with the hashtag #ClassOfChange15;
  • Amazing stories of students and graduates who have overcome barriers and gone on to succeed in school; and
  • Inspiring advice and well wishes submitted by parents, friends and neighbors with the hashtag #CISGradAdvice.

Those photos, videos, quotes, stories, advice and congratulatory messages have been digitally assembled into an online, shareable national yearbook which can be found at

Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali said the national yearbook will celebrate students from across the country who have reached a pivotal milestone in their lives.

"The improved academic performance of low-income students - who are now the majority in public schools - is the reason the country is now celebrating an unprecedented 81% high school graduation rate,” said Cardinali. “One-by-one, these remarkable kids are closing the achievement gap and helping us change the picture of education in our country. We believe this national yearbook is a fitting tribute to the 2015 and a demonstration of the scope and impact of the work that CIS does to serve disadvantaged students across our country."


About Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.