Life skills cover a broad range of topics – including personal health and hygiene, job attainment, money management and other essential skills such as how to study, how to manage time, and even how to set and achieve goals. Site coordinators teach students how to work together with others, interact with authority figures and manage anger and other emotions. Mastering life skills helps students engage more effectively with others, resolve issues diplomatically and understand the importance of compromise, patience, and other social values. Our program includes one-on-one training, hands-on role playing and motivational presentations from successful community leaders.
In celebration of their amazing success, the community of Communities In Schools came together to collectively write a #CISGradAdvice commencement speech to share the lessons we have learned in life with our graduating students.
Katelyn Franzen honored at Glamour's 2014 Women of the Year awards gala at Carnegie Hall
With strong policy partners, more accredited affiliates and site coordinators, plus a greater national reach, 2013 brought CIS tremendous growth and measurable success. Read More.
Communities In Schools saw significant progress in 2015, with a focus on improving quality of service and increasing growth across the network. Read More.
Our recent economic impact study found that for every $1 invested in Communities In Schools, $11.60 will be returned to the community. Read More.
This is the technical report of the School Level Quasi‐Experimental Study conducted as part of the five-year national evaluation. Read More.