Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically
aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.
Founded on the national-level more than 30 years ago, Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization, and the
only organization proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates. Serving students and families in Metropolitan Detroit since 1995, CIS
links existing education and community resources to schools to help students successfully learn, stay in school, and continue on the path to
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
"Our kids get only one chance at an education, and we need to get it right...that's why we'll build on the efforts of groups like Communities
In Schools that makes sure kids who are at risk of dropping out have one-on-one support."
— President Barack Obama
What People Are Saying About Us
"Students enjoy working with the CIS staff. Our 12 year partnership with CIS has positively impacted hundreds of students by empowering them to stay in
school, earn a high school diploma, move on to higher education, or use a marketable skill to contribute in their communities."
—Cheryl C. White, Principal at Detroit Lions Academy
"Wow! We have an awesome Communities In Schools Site Coordinator. Her expertise in community partnerships has helped our students tremendously. The
partnerships are an added bonus to our curriculum and to the success of our students. Thanks to Communities In Schools!"
—Sabrina Evans, Principal at Carver STEM Academy
"The vast needs of our students are provided in a seamless fashion as a result of our CIS Site Coordinator. We appreciate our partnership with CIS
and support their goal to enhance communities and schools."
—Johnathon Matthews, Principal at Cody Academy of Public Leadership
Support Student Achievement
Communities In Schools of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc.
5575 Conner, Suite 205 :: Detroit, MI 48213
Phone 313.571.3402 :: Fax 313.571.3404