Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania

Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. For more than 30 years, CIS has championed the connection of needed community resources with schools.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: NoMoreDropOuts Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) is one of 27 state affiliates, plus the District of Columbia, that comprises the CIS national network. Established in 1994, CISPA currently encompasses five local CIS affiliates in 119 program sites serving over 18,350 students throughout Pennsylvania. We have affiliates located in Laurel Highlands, Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh-Allegheny County, Philadelphia and Southwest Pennsylvania. We believe every child needs and deserves these 5 basics: 1. A one-on-one caring relationship with an adult. 2. A safe place to learn and grow. 3. A healthy start and a healthy future. 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation. 5. A chance to give back to peers and community.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: NoMoreDropOuts Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) is one of 27 state affiliates, plus the District of Columbia, that comprises the CIS national network. Established in 1994, CISPA currently encompasses five local CIS affiliates in 119 program sites serving over 18,350 students throughout Pennsylvania. We have affiliates located in Laurel Highlands, Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh-Allegheny County, Philadelphia and Southwest Pennsylvania. We believe every child needs and deserves these 5 basics: 1. A one-on-one caring relationship with an adult. 2. A safe place to learn and grow. 3. A healthy start and a healthy future. 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation. 5. A chance to give back to peers and community.

Mission: To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Operating as usual

According to a United Nations Children's Fund report released last spring, the United States has the second-highest chil...
09/09/2013
The Economic Impact of Communities In Schools : Communities In Schools

According to a United Nations Children's Fund report released last spring, the United States has the second-highest child poverty rate of the richest 35 nations. Education can help change that. Communities In Schools is an investment that pays big dividends in school retention, graduation and breaking the cycle of poverty.

In May 2012, Communities In Schools released the results of an economic impact study conducted by EMSI, one of the nation’s leading economic modeling firms. The purpose of the study was to quantify the return on investment of Communities In Schools’ 113 high school-serving affiliates in its network…

Communities In Schools
09/06/2013

Communities In Schools

Back to school is here! Are you ready?
09/04/2013

Back to school is here! Are you ready?

Communities In Schools
09/04/2013

Communities In Schools

We need to change the way we think about child development. To help children grow and overcome any burdens they face, we...
08/15/2013

We need to change the way we think about child development. To help children grow and overcome any burdens they face, we need to focus on the development of the adults who are important in kids’ lives. We need better skill-building and training for adults to give children the strong early foundation they need. Help us give #whatkidsneed – learn how you can adopt a theory of change in your work and community.

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/theory_of_change/

Back to School is almost here! Teachers prepare, kids anticipate, and Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania is ready!  ...
08/14/2013

Back to School is almost here! Teachers prepare, kids anticipate, and Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania is ready!

We are looking forward to servicing students in schools again. We thank all our summer and full year staff for their hard work and dedication!

In his latest blog post, Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali digs deep on the role of the nonprofit sector an...
08/13/2013
Reflecting on Peter Buffett's Challenge

In his latest blog post, Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali digs deep on the role of the nonprofit sector and whether we are truly creating a greater prosperity for all.

Today’s blog post is by Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali, who writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Cardinali addresses a recent challenge put forth by Peter Buffett. He affirms t...

“It’s relationships, not programs, that change children.” --Bill Milliken founder of Communities In Schools
08/13/2013

“It’s relationships, not programs, that change children.”
--Bill Milliken founder of Communities In Schools

We focus on more than just academics. We believe every child deserves the "5 basics":1.) A one-on-one caring relationshi...
08/09/2013

We focus on more than just academics. We believe every child deserves the "5 basics":
1.) A one-on-one caring relationship with an adult
2.) A safe place to learn and grow
3.) A healthy start and a healthy future
4.) A marketable skill to use upon graduation
5.) A chance to give back to peers and community

"Researchers at Georgetown University have found that at the most competitive colleges, only 14 percent of students come...
08/08/2013
Elite Colleges Differ on How They Aid Poor

"Researchers at Georgetown University have found that at the most competitive colleges, only 14 percent of students come from the lower 50 percent of families by income."

As colleges profess a growing commitment to recruiting poor students, a comparison of low-income enrollment shows wide disparities among the most competitive private institutions.

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In ...
08/07/2013

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

Communities In Schools helps students stay in school and make the right choices by connecting schools with needed commun...
08/06/2013
Infographic: Communities In Schools | infogr.am

Communities In Schools helps students stay in school and make the right choices by connecting schools with needed community resources. By bringing resources, services, parents, and volunteers into schools, we create a community of caring adults who work hand in hand with educators.

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Stand with us as we work to create bright futures for ALL children. Take the Communities In Schools Pledge!
08/06/2013
Pledge : Communities In Schools

Stand with us as we work to create bright futures for ALL children. Take the Communities In Schools Pledge!

I Believe every child deserves a bright future. I Pledge to stand with Communities In Schools as we work to end the dropout crisis by surrounding students in need with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Communities In Schools
08/02/2013

Communities In Schools

Timeline Photos
08/01/2013

Timeline Photos

http://www.witf.org/ready-set-go-kindergarten/2013/03/is-your-child-going-to-kindergarten-this-fall.php
08/01/2013
Is your child going to kindergarten this fall? | Ready Set Go Kindergarten | witf.org

http://www.witf.org/ready-set-go-kindergarten/2013/03/is-your-child-going-to-kindergarten-this-fall.php

Is your child going to kindergarten in the fall? Celebrate this milestone for you and your child at Ready, Set, Go...Kindergarten! At this free family event designed specifically for you and your soon-to-be kindergartner you can: Create fun arts and crafts, sit on a real school bus, meet PBS charact...

Dropout Warriors: At CISPA, the offices may be new, but the mission remains unchanged. - theBurg
08/01/2013
Dropout Warriors: At CISPA, the offices may be new, but the mission remains unchanged. - theBurg

Dropout Warriors: At CISPA, the offices may be new, but the mission remains unchanged. - theBurg

Dropout Warriors: At CISPA, the offices may be new, but the mission remains unchanged.July 31, 2013 | by Andrew Dyrli Hermeling “Good space can bring energy to people,” says Nathan Mains.“It is certainly an improvement,” adds Jane Hess, indicating her understatement with a smile.They’re talking abou...

Communities In Schools
07/31/2013

Communities In Schools

We applaud the research being done to identify dropout risk factors and the use of early-warning systems to target inter...
07/30/2013
Dropout Indicators Found for 1st Graders

We applaud the research being done to identify dropout risk factors and the use of early-warning systems to target interventions when red flags appear.

Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later.

Let's support our children and their education.  They are the future.Photo taken by: Jorge Goizueta
07/26/2013

Let's support our children and their education. They are the future.

Photo taken by: Jorge Goizueta

With our support, almost 97% of the students we serve remain in school.Photo taken by: Jorge Goizueta
07/25/2013

With our support, almost 97% of the students we serve remain in school.

Photo taken by: Jorge Goizueta

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In ...
07/24/2013

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

Photographed by: Scott Henrichson

For less than $200 per student per year, Communities In Schools keeps 99 percent of the at-risk young people we serve in...
07/20/2013

For less than $200 per student per year, Communities In Schools keeps 99 percent of the at-risk young people we serve in school. Even during the summer months, we’re meeting critical needs so students come back in the fall ready to learn.

For less than $200 per student per year, Communities In Schools keeps 99 percent of the at-risk young people we serve in school. Even during the summer months, we’re meeting critical needs so students come back in the fall ready to learn.

Communities In Schools
07/19/2013

Communities In Schools

July is almost over!  As August approaches remember the positive impacts summer reading has on academic performance! Pho...
07/18/2013

July is almost over! As August approaches remember the positive impacts summer reading has on academic performance!

Photographed by: Scott Henrichson

Interesting article on how to increase the number of girls pursuing science careers.
07/17/2013
Science Can Be Sexy: The Task Of Increasing Women's Presence In The STEM Field

Interesting article on how to increase the number of girls pursuing science careers.

Ask any seven-year old girl what she wants to be when she grows up, and you're likely to get a plethora of answers. The small voice accompanying those bright, optimistic eyes might proclaim that "I want to be a doctor!" or "I'm going to be a teacher!" or the tried-and-true "I'm going to be a mommy w...

Teachers need to have time to teach.  We help connect students with the resources they need so educators can focus on th...
07/17/2013

Teachers need to have time to teach. We help connect students with the resources they need so educators can focus on the classroom and students can focus on learning.



Photographed by: Scott Henrichson

Children are capable.
07/16/2013

Children are capable.

Address

2101 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA
17110

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Shortcuts

Nearby government services