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 non-academic barriers to school success. Discussions are currently underway to expand CIS services into other schools and other districts while developing the capacity to support these efforts locally.
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.
Last year, Communities In Schools Site Coordinators supported students in 27 Washington school districts. Over 73,000 students benefited from school-wide services and nearly 5,000 received one-to-one, case-managed services.
Of the students receiving individualized assistance:
- 99% of secondary students stayed in school.
- 94% of secondary students were promoted to the next grade or graduated
- 86% improved academic performance
- 93% improved behavior
- 975 improved college/career readiness
- 89% improved social emotional learning
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.