Communities in Schools
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), we believe that every student, regardless of race, gender, ability, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their full potential in school and beyond. We walk by their side, in their communities, to challenge the systems and barriers that stand between them and their success in life.
Visit https://www.cisofchicago.org for more information.
Public education has systemic flaws that have tragic outcomes for the lives of Black, Brown, and Indigenous students, and students who are living in poverty.
We are calling on everyone to shift the conversation to focus on:
- Student reengagement,
- Equitable learning environments, and
- Welcoming school climates that benefit all students.
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