Communities in Schools (CIS) is a national organization that ensures all students have what they need to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future.
Dale Erquiaga will discuss it in a Clinton School program today (November 4) at 12 noon.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Communities In Schools today works directly inside more than 2,500 school and community sites across 26 states and the District of Columbia. Every year, CIS connects 1.6 million students to caring adults and community resources designed to empower them to succeed in school and life.
Among students who receive the most intensive supports, 99% stay in school; 93% are promoted to the next grade and 91% graduate. While CIS does not currently have a presence in Arkansas, it has a large affiliate presence throughout the Southeast, Gulf South and Midwest including in the surrounding states of Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
In states where Communities In Schools does not currently operate, it is actively offering different opportunities to school districts and community based organizations to partner on professional training or delivery of its evidence-based model of integrated student supports.
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