Communities In Schools
The Communities In Schools (CIS) network is a federation of independent 501(c)(3) organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia that work to address the dropout epidemic. The organization identifies and mobilizes existing community resources and fosters cooperative partnerships for the benefit of students and their families. On the local level, Communities In Schools serves as a bridge between schools and businesses, faith groups, and other nonprofit agencies, identifying and mobilizing local resources to provide a range of services such as: mentoring, tutoring, health care, summer and after-school programs, family counseling, and service learning. Communities In Schools, founded in 1977, has become one of the largest dropout prevention organizations in the United States and one the largest promoters of community-based, integrated student support services. Its mission is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.
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... One Implementation Results The first phase involved a survey of more than 1,500 schools served by Communities In Schools to determine the level of CIS implementation taking place at each school ... Based on the survey results, the schools were given a score from 1-100, based on their degree of fidelity to core components of the CIS model ... When scores were correlated with school-level outcomes, the cohort of sites scoring 70 or higher showed the most positive outcomes ...
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