Communities In Schools Receives Multi-Year Investment from Ballmer Group

$15M Grant Will Help CIS Sustain, Deepen & Grow its Work with At-Risk Students Inside Schools FEDERAL WAY, WA – July 21, 2017 Communities In Schools (CIS) has announced a five-year, $15 million grant from the Ballmer Group in support of its work to keep at-risk students in school. The unrestricted grant will support CIS’s […]

Study Shows $11 Benefit to Community for Every $1 Invested

Posted on May 23, 2012 From Communities In Schools National Communities In Schools,the nation’s leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, released the results of an economic study, conducted by EMSI, one of the nation’s leading economic modeling firms. The economic model was based on a subset of […]

Annual Report Now Available

The 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available. Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved 8% growth while maintaining quality services. It served 4,412 students intensively, and of those students, 99.6% of secondary students stayed in school while 96.5% of secondary students graduated or were promoted a grade. Read more below.

Wall Street Journal: More Schools Open Their Doors to the Whole Community

The Wall Street Journal today shined a spotlight on “community schools,” also known as integrated student supports, citing Communities In Schools as “the largest coordinator of such programs,” and stating this approach for improving schools and neighborhoods is gaining ground nationwide. In the article, elected officials, teachers, administrators, and researchers voice their support for the […]

Two New Studies Shed Light on Back-to-School Challenges for Low-Income Families

Nation’s Leading Dropout Prevention Organization to Host School Supply Drives Across the Country to “Level the Playing Field” Arlington, Va. – According to the latest “backpack index” released by Huntington Bank today, the cost of equipping K-12 public school students for the 2014-2015 school year has jumped as much as 20 percent, one of the […]