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 see potential in every student— and we’re committed to helping them see it too. It’s not always easy. Thousands of kids across the country face overwhelming roadblocks to their academic and personal success. Learning disabilities. Homelessness. Bullying. The emotional effects of trauma. Untreated medical or dental conditions. A lack of school supplies and clothes. We’re in schools to spot and overcome the roadblocks in our students’ way. Our commitment to students brings communities together for them. We start by collaborating with school districts and schools to understand each student’s needs and deliver resources tailored to them, but we don’t stop there. We go beyond the classroom to work with local businesses, social service agencies, healthcare providers and volunteers, to give every student the confidence to overcome life’s future roadblocks and own their success.