Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization that works inside schools empowering at-risk students to achieve in school and succeed in life will ring the Opening Bell at the NYSE Monday, April 17 at 9:30ET to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.
CIS President & CEO Dale Erquiaga will be joined on the NYSE podium by CIS leaders from Georgia and Pennsylvania as well as students and the site coordinators who work with inside schools to help them overcome the barriers to learning.
“One of the founding principles of Communities In Schools is to help students complete school with the tools and resources they need to be successful after graduation, said Erquiaga. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are reminded that there is more work to be done to break the cycle of poverty and empower more students to create better lives, better communities and a better world.”
Working directly in more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. For the 2015-2016 school year, Communities In Schools served nearly 1.5 million students and successfully helped 99 percent of our case-managed students stay in school.