With a focus on removing barriers for students at risk of dropping out, CIS will soon be able to serve about 70,000 additional students in more schools across the United States after receiving a $30 million donation from AbbVie. This is the largest donation in Communities In Schools’ 40-year history.
Communities In Schools of Troup County, Georgia, alum Fredrick Bailey is the first ever recipient of the Bill and Jean Milliken Fellowship. This annual fellowship seeks to advance CIS' collective work and give voice to the next generation of CIS leaders and thinkers, while honoring Bill and Jean Milliken’s unique contributions to this organization. This year’s fellowship is focused on how to prepare all students for college, career and civic engagement, a topic derived from the inaugural Milliken Dialogues.
Communities In Schools National, through its Milliken Center for Innovation and Student Success, is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Bill & Jean Milliken Alumni Fellowship. This opportunity is for CIS alumni who wish to spend six to nine months in residence in the Washington, DC, area or work remotely from home with regular visits to the National Office, tackling a public policy development project or problem of practice related to integrated student supports. The selected Fellow would work alongside CIS National staff in a collaborative, cross-functional exploration of some of the most important and compelling issues facing CIS and the students we serve. Through this annual call for applications, we seek to advance our collective work and give voice to the next generation of CIS leaders and thinkers, while honoring Bill & Jean Milliken’s unique contributions to this organization Read More.