Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
“This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing support to students in our community with the greatest level of quality,”Lupe Mares, Executive Director
Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.
Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.
How We Help Students
Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 24 schools in Benton and Franklin Counties, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.
In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.
Making a Difference
At Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin, our 872 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.
98%Stayed in School
97%Seniors Graduated or Obtained GED
* Outcomes reflect data from last school year