Our Programs


Core Academic Services

CIS incorporates the State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and the High School Content Expectations (HSCEs) in the programs it offers. The Grade Level and High School Content Expectations correspond to each particular academic enrichment program and service.



Achievement Matters

Achievement Matters is a goal setting program designed to acknowledge students who have demonstrated improvement in one or more of the ABC's (Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance). Each school year, students from CIS partner schools are selected using specific criteria to receive special recognition for their achievements.



Resources Tailored to the Needs of Your School

Site Coordinators conduct "needs assessments" with each affiliated school's stakeholders. They use the results of the survey to research and facilitate programs that focus on Academic Achievement and Enrichment, Youth Development and Intervention, and Family Services. Program effectiveness is assessed monthly through participant evaluations. CIS also monitors school and individual student impact daily through its Data Management System.



Health Services Program

Vision Service Plan will provide free eye care services to qualifying students whose family income is up to 200% of the federal poverty level. Services include an eye exam from one of the VSP's participating doctors, as well as glasses if prescribed. There is no cost to families unless they choose to purchase additional services. Dentists R Us and Mobile Dentists offer dental exams and cleaning at no cost for low-income students.



Children Incorporated

A program designed to help inner city children and families in need. Generous sponsors provide funding for the purchase of school supplies, household necessities, and even emergency assistance.



Banking on Our Future

A financial literacy program for 4th – 12th graders, it elevates the dignity, hope, and economic self-sufficiency of people in low-wealth communities through financial literacy. Since its inception, this program has reached over 668,000 students in more than 700 schools and community-based organizations in the U.S. and South Africa.



Girl Talk Group

Group program for 6th – 8th grade girls and focuses on conflict resolution, increasing self-esteem, anger management, and improving peer relationships. There is an increase in self esteem and confidence in most of the girls who participate in the program and more positive behavior is documented.



Children's Hospital of Michigan

The Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program curriculum is taught in schools and provides education and support to students, teachers and parents on injury prevention presentations, bike safety, smoke alarm installation, summer safety tips for parents, and back to school tips. The program gives children information and support needed to make positive, health-promoting choices about their personal safety and well-being.



Diplomas Now

Diplomas Now (DN) is a national partnership between Communities In Schools, City Year, and Talent Development which takes an innovative holistic approach to address the nation's dropout epidemic. DN partners with school districts and principals to align school organization, human capital, professional development and curriculum enhancement, guided by an early warning indicator system, to meet the needs of all students, increasing the effectiveness and capacity of schools to bolster student achievement and school success.



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