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. To address these needs, our school-based site coordinators have implemented the following supports:


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.

A recent article in the Westsound Home & Garden magazine, affirms that Communities In Schools’ formula transforms kids lives. But for too many, summer comes and they slide – into isolation and hunger. We can change that!
Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) Site Coordinators teach critical social competencies necessary for academic and life success such as: resiliency, self-management, and responsible decision-making skills. Recess groups, mindfulness activities, ‘Girls on the Run,’ calm rooms, and mentoring are a few strategies that they use with the students that they serve to help them gain skills. Through these experiences, the young people learn to manage emotions, control impulses, and set goals.
People always ask, "What does a Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) Site Coordinator do?" The day in the life of a Site Coordinator is never the same. One minute they are planning a parent information night right after getting off the phone with a potential volunteer to help kids with reading, then heading to a weekly meeting with the counseling staff, but on the way they are stopped by a teacher who needs a binder for the new student who arrived that morning. Each day is different, rarely predictable, but it is rewarding to know that community resources are being tapped into and utilized by the students and families who need them.