Circumstances and barriers for students vary widely across communities. Our local approach allows us to identify the unique needs in our community and leverage resources to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

Across our community, the identified priority, local needs and risk factors vary for each school, family, and individual student. Communities In Schools Site Coordinators work with at-risk students, families, and schools, to provide students with the resources they need to stay in school. The services may vary somewhat from school to school, but as presented in our model, at-risk students benefit from some combination of one or more of the following services:

Our Services in Schools

School-based site coordinators empower students to stay in school through individualized access to needed resources, and ongoing encouragement and guidance to build confidence to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Young people who fall behind often stay behind. We help kids catch up and get ahead with academic support.
Providing basics like food and clothing enables young people to come to school comfortable, nourished and better prepared to learn.
Our hands-on approach helps student recognize patterns of behavior, break the cycle, and see tangible improvements.
We assist young people in identifying their vision for the future so they have a clear goal and motivation to overcome difficult circumstances.
Through before, during and after school activities, we expand young people’s understanding of what the world has to offer.
We check in with families often, and connect them with counselors, social workers and other school and community resources as needed.
We work with a variety of our partners to provide classroom and real world experience in life skills whether that means personal finance, family issues, peer issues or a large number of other issues and concerns.