Communities In Schools is an evidence-based organization; we effectively deliver the human, financial, and community resources to help children succeed in school and in life. See what we’re doing around in our communities.
The Communities In Schools Total Quality System (TQS) is used as a yardstick for continuous quality improvement and growth throughout our network. The goal of TQS is to ensure uniform quality and improved outcomes for the students we serve, and all of our TQS-accredited affiliates to date have demonstrated both decreased dropout rates and increased graduation rates.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Features Communities In Schools
Read an article on Communities In Schools’ integrated student services model in the summer 2013 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). “Keeping Kids in School,” appears in the ‘What Works’ column. The award-winning magazine, written for and by leaders in the nonprofit, business and government sectors, covers academic theory and practical ideas for achieving social change. Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, SSIR views collaboration as key to solving environmental, social and economic justice issues.
The article details how Communities In Schools uses a mix of hard data (research and evaluation) and soft skills (caring site coordinators) to reduce dropout rates and improve graduation rates.
Read the complete article here: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/keeping_kids_in_school
CIS Economic Impact Study
Five Year National Evaluation Executive Summary
A comprehensive analysis of the findings on the impact of Communities In Schools.
The national evaluation, conducted by ICF International, was designed to determine whether Communities In Schools has an impact on student-level and school-level outcomes. The results shown here are confirmation of what Communities In Schools has been doing for the past 30 years – empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.