Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization bringing coordinated, integrated student services into public schools to meet the needs of at-risk students. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. To help our students achieve their greatest successes, we determine students’ needs and establish relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. Community resources provide the substance to our “Five Basics” model that has allowed our students to flourish over the last 35 years.
Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) is comprised of six affiliates, serving more than 90 schools sites, and a state office in Harrisburg. In 2012, CISPA served over 24,800 students, and 71% of improved attendance, 81% improved attitude, 83% improved behavior, and 73% improved academic performance!