Despite the advancements in modern medicine, many kids in America continue to face a number of serious, chronic, health-related issues. Asthma, obesity and poor dental health are just a few. Add to this poor nutrition, plus lack of regular exercise, and it becomes clear how physical health can be a barrier to success. Communities In Schools is committed to promoting good nutrition, physical activity, access to health services and a healthy school environment. We offer a variety of after school and summer programs to encourage physical activity, healthy eating and time outdoors. We believe healthy minds and bodies are the vehicles for our students’ success.
The spread of COVID-19 in the United States has presented an unprecedented challenge to all communities, and particularly students and families in rural regions have uniquely been impacted in three ways - economic vulnerability, access to healthcare, and persistent levels of poverty. Communities In Schools is working to help those we serve combat these issues.
Though the White House declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency only last week, families across the nation have felt the effects of opioid addiction for decades. Often relegated to a footnote in this important conversation are infants, children, and teens—the collateral damage of crises like this one. Youth are often confined to the chaotic lives of their addicted parents.
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.