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The Power of Community Changes Kids' Lives

When students are faced with insurmountable barriers – lack of access to adequate healthcare, the death of a parent, broken home structures – that might keep them from actualizing their dreams, Communities In Schools is there. But we cannot do this work alone. We need you.

Right now, in the U.S. there are 14.5 million children living in poverty. The collateral effects of being in the margins of society follow these young people as they go to school each day.  That’s why Communities In Schools works inside k-12 schools to help underserved students reach their potential by offering access to resources.  

Our work spans 25 states and the District of Columbia. Though we’ve been able to help more than 1.5 million kids stay in school to focus on their education, there is still much work to be done. By chipping in $5 today you are advancing the Communities In Schools mission of ensuring all kids have the opportunity to succeed in life. By signing up below, you can also join our community of youth advocates to lend your voice when the moment calls.


Relationships Matter

At Communities In Schools we believe in the power of relationships. By having a caring adult in their life, a world of possibilities open up for students.  To help kids find their potential we place site coordinators in schools to help guide them through the challenges that stand to threaten their focus on finishing school.


The site coordinator fills a pivotal role as the single point of contact working inside the school coordinating and providing integrated student supports. They work with school leadership and staff to connect students and families with community resources that help to address both academic and nonacademic needs, allowing students to show up healthy, safe, and prepared to learn.