Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools believes the formula for student success is ABC+P: attendance, behavior, coursework and parent/family engagement. Our trained student support specialists do this by partnering with school leadership, mobilizing the community to offer students extra support and doing whatever it takes to help them succeed. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
Increased attendance, improved behavior, and satisfactory coursework, in addition to parent and family engagement, are the focus areas guiding our work. Collectively, we call it the ABC + P model. Our school-based Student Support Specialists identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes.