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About CIS

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures.



CIS of Metropolitan Detroit

Since 1995, CIS of Metropolitan Detroit has developed partnerships with local and national foundations, corporations, community agencies, service agencies, faith groups, small businesses and other resources to provide high-quality educational and intervention services to Metropolitan Detroit schools and after-school programs.

Services range from Whole Services offered to the entire school, Targeted Services provided to small groups of students who demonstrate the same, but possibly less severe, off track indicators (i.e. low self esteem, grief and loss, minor behavior infractions, academic struggles, etc.), and Intensive Services provided to students who display early warning indicators and are most at risk for eventually dropping out of school (i.e. excessive absences, severe academic struggles, and behavior problems).

Through a network of powerful partnerships, CIS assists the school in making connections that transform students' lives. The programs facilitated by CIS range from physical and mental health services to conflict resolution and violence prevention; from art and music education to core academic enrichment and financial literacy; and from tutoring and mentoring to service learning.



The work of CIS is guided by the Five Basic Principles that every child needs and deserves:

  • A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A chance to give back to peers and community


CEO Sonja Allen Discusses Communities In Schools of Metropolitan Detroit



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Communities In Schools of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc.
26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 530 :: Southfield, MI 48076
Phone 313.571.3402 :: Fax 313.571.3404