Communities In Schools has announced the winners of its annual Unsung Heroes Awards, given to honor site coordinators, schools, communities and local affiliates as the best across the country for their exemplary work in helping students succeed in school and achieve in life. One community, four schools and five site coordinators were honored.
“At Communities In Schools, Unsung Hero is synonymous with dedication and commitment to serving students,” said Dan Cardinali, president, Communities In Schools. “All of our honorees are inspiring and are true examples of going the extra mile and being the difference to a student’s success and in their lives. We’re thrilled to recognize their exceptional work.”
The Unsung Heroes Awards were created in 2007 to give national recognition to local schools, communities and Communities In Schools’ site coordinators for changing the picture of education in America. Communities In Schools’ Unsung Heroes are keeping kids in school, doing whatever it takes to eliminate barriers and never giving up, on anyone. The 2015 honorees were recognized at the Communities In Schools’ Leadership Town Hall, held in New Orleans, La., on Thursday, Jan. 22.
The complete list of 2015 honorees is below, with links to videos and full profiles of each:
School of Excellence:
Community of Excellence:
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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.