Leading the movement to connect students in need with the help they deserve
Every young person has the potential to succeed and to grow into a productive member of our society. For those who face circumstances that require a little extra – a lift up – we are there, in their school, responding quickly to get them what they need, when they need it.
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Communities In Schools News:
June 2013- CISS site coordinator at Rainer Beach High School, Dalisha Phillips, is featured in this powerful article from today’s Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) profiling Communities In Schools in the “What Works” column: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/keeping_kids_in_school
July, 2012 - New report shows Communities In Schools provides significant economic gains to the communities it serves. http://www.districtadministration.com/article/dropout-prevention-program-proves-its-economic-value
February, 2011 - Communities in Schools is the nations leading drop-out prevention program. Read more here.
January 2011 - Communities In Schools of Seattle achieves National Accreditation.
September 2010 - Time Magazine names Communities In Schools as one of the best education organizations to volunteer your time.
~ President Barack Obama
March 2010 - President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlight the effectiveness of Communities In Schools and recommend replicating our model.
September 2009- The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance recognizes Communities In Schools for meeting all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. This along with our second four-star rating from Charity Navigator places us in the top tier of nonprofits for financial stewardship and operational transparency.
Are you interested in learning a little bit more about Communities In Schools? Please watch our video below which details the ways in which Communities In Schools breaks down barriers that can prevent students from staying in school and achieving in life.