The mission of Communities In Schools, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. By partnering with 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.
Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation's largest stay-in-school network. Through our In-school programs, After-school programs, and Alternative Learning Academies, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to individual needs.
Partnering with school districts throughout Allegheny County, Communities In Schools serves nearly 1000 young people and their families every year. Nationally, Communities In Schools has become our country's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to significantly decrease dropout rates, increase graduation rates, and increase math and literacy proficiency.
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Communities in Schools believes every child needs and deserves these "Five Basics."