Our Mission

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

The Problem

It is well-known that a large percentage of teachers in the U.S. believe student poverty is the #1 barrier to effective learning in the classroom. Just imagine wanting to go to school, but not having shoes to wear or just having spent the night in a trailer without heat. Imagine wanting to learn but being too hungry, sick, or tired to focus. This is the reality for so many of the students that we work with whose basic needs are not being met, which affects their health, well-being, and academic performance. CISP works with students to help them get past their crisis and address their barriers to learning by making a front-end investment harnessing the available resources in our community, and matching targeted services to each student’s individual needs.

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 313 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 92%
    improved attendance
  • 75%
    improved behavior
  • 88%
    improved coursework

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