Communities In Schools focuses on improving student and school success by providing needed support and services to students and schools. Our goal is to support youth, improve graduation rates, academic achievement and job and post-secondary school readiness.
Communities In Schools believes that programs don’t change kids, relationships do. Our philosophy is embedded in the CIS five basics for kids©, which focus on building a supportive environment for children and youth to help them thrive and be successful.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
The FIVE CIS Basics
We believe that every child needs and deserves
- A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult;
- A healthy start;
- A safe place to learn and grow;
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation;
- A chance to give back to peers and community