WHO WE ARE
At Communities In Schools, we work hand in hand with schools, communities and families to surround our students with a caring network of support to help them stay in school and succeed in life. Nationally, Communities In Schools has nearly 42,000 volunteers on the ground, working in more than 2,200 public schools in the most challenged communities in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.5 million young people and their families every year. In the Mid-America region, Communities In Schools of Mid-America serves more than 35,000 students in 49 schools across a five-state region.
HOW WE DO
WHAT WE DO
Communities In Schools trains and places highly qualified site coordinators directly into schools. Once there, our job is to connect students and their families to basic and critical community resources, tailored to each student's specific needs.
At CIS of Mid-America, we are IN SCHOOLS FOR KIDS:
In schools to break barriers
In schools to restore stability
In schools to build trust
In schools to shape futures
In schools to help students succeed
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Across the country and in our region, vulnerable students face significant barriers to school success on a daily basis. These barriers prevent individual students from realizing their dreams for a bright future and create environments in our schools where teachers are not able to teach. When students can't overcome barriers alone, they lose their path to a better future. By helping students overcome barriers, stay in school and succeed in life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. After all, each child is our child, and our collective future.
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