Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.
By bringing caring adults into the 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.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
CIS Marietta/Cobb Current Programs Successes In 2009-2010
Ambassador Leadership Program for Youth 115 High School Graduates (PLCs)
Mentoring 346 Students served (Tutoring & PLC)
The Georgia Literacy Connection for grades K-5 (GLC) 48 Preschool Children served (PAT)
Parental Information Resource Centers (PIRC) 8,838 Children received free books
Parents Assuring Student Success (PASS) 281 Parents served (PASS & PAT)
Parents As Teachers (PAT) 318 Community Volunteers
The Reality Store – Graduation Incentive 95 Youth served (Reality Store)
2 Performance Learning Centers (PLC)- both Marietta 2426 Volunteer Hours
City Schools/Cobb County Schools 23 School Sites (Variety of Services)