In the Fall of 2017, Communities In Schools of Washington began supporting the delivery of local CIS services in three schools in the Eastmont School District, located in Douglas County. Building upon existing regional coalition efforts, CIS school-based Site Coordinators provide a missing link for students to receive individualized support and access to community services and resources to address academic and non-academic barriers to school success. For the 2019-2020 school year, CIS is excited to bring our successful model of integrated student supports to students and families in the Orondo and Waterville School Districts. Discussions are currently underway to expand CIS services into other schools and districts while developing the capacity to support these efforts locally. Stay tuned for updates!
The key to Communities In Schools’ success is our Site Coordinators. Equal parts compassion and expertise, Site Coordinators work one-to-one with struggling students to get them what they need to stay on track.
During the 2017-2018 school year, Communities In Schools Site Coordinators supported students in 26 Washington school districts. Over 80,000 students benefited from school-wide services and nearly 4,200 received one-to-one, case-managed services. Our network harnessed the power of 496 community partners and 1,494 community volunteers who contributed 56, 235 hours of service to address local student needs!
Of the students receiving individualized assistance:
- 87% improved academic performance
- 76% improved attendance
- 87% improved behavior
- 98.5% stayed in school and were promoted to the next grade or graduated
Of all organizations working toward student achievement nationwide, only Communities In Schools is proven to increase proficiency in math and reading, decrease dropout rates, and boost on-time graduation rates.