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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.

Blog Posts

Grad Advice

By Communities In Schools May 19, 2015

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.

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How to Get Kids to Class

By Dan Cardinali Aug. 26, 2014 New York Times Opinion

Children living in poverty are by far the most likely to be chronically absent from school. The key to keeping these kids in school is to put dedicated social-service specialists in every low-performing, high-poverty school.

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