Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

WHO WE ARE

Communities In Schools of Peninsula is the community’s leading drop-out prevention organization, serving in 9 schools in the Peninsula School District. Together with community partners, we ensure every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background, has what they need to realize their potential in school, by connecting students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future. 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS fuels personal potential, so every student can take charge of their story and define their success for life.

OUR SOLUTION

Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school. The CIS model includes holistic supports and wraparound services implemented with high fidelity across our network of schools and is validated by a 5-year independent evaluation resulting in the strongest reduction in school dropout rates of any existing fully scaled dropout prevention program. 

Coronavirus’ Effect on Students

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When kids face uncertainty, Communities In Schools of Peninsula will be there. The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a disproportionate effect on low-income children and families, bringing to light the need for equity in education. We provide help, access to technology, food, and PPE supplies in crisis situations. Students with substantial needs receive targeted support like tutoringmentoring, and counseling



Donate to our emergency fund — because the Coronavirus pandemic calls for action now, and CISP wants to continue to effectively reengage students following a year of uncertainty and change.

The Problem

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

 

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How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Peninsula is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 9 schools in the Peninsula School District, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Peninsula, our 424 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 92%
    Improved Attendance
  • 75%
    Improved Behavior
  • 88%
    Improved Coursework

* Outcomes reflect data from last school year

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