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06/03/2021

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Happy #PrideMonth! At Communities In Schools, we are committed to providing ALL students, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, with what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond #AllinforKids

We know the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students and parents is immeasurable - but we also know that we are #...
05/31/2021
Help organizations helping students who dropped out of school during pandemic get back on track

We know the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students and parents is immeasurable - but we also know that we are #AllinforKids - all day, every day. We do whatever it takes to get students in school so they can succeed. Check out this great feature by Mark Hall abc27 on the work that our team is doing in Central PA.

Many school districts are trying to determine how many students have become disengaged or have actually quit school since the pandemic began.

It's SOCIAL WORKER WEDNESDAY.CIS of PA works closely with all student support staff in schools.  School social workers c...
05/26/2021

It's SOCIAL WORKER WEDNESDAY.
CIS of PA works closely with all student support staff in schools. School social workers can rely on us to bring resources and connection to the community. Here is what our site staff said about Mrs. Nelson, who is the social worker at Jackson K-8 school in York.
"She has been a great resource to our students here at Jackson, showing compassion and leading by example."
Thank you Mrs. Nelson!
York City School District

It's SOCIAL WORKER WEDNESDAY.
CIS of PA works closely with all student support staff in schools. School social workers can rely on us to bring resources and connection to the community. Here is what our site staff said about Mrs. Nelson, who is the social worker at Jackson K-8 school in York.
"She has been a great resource to our students here at Jackson, showing compassion and leading by example."
Thank you Mrs. Nelson!
York City School District

CIS of PA is growing in Greater Johnstown School District. Many students, who already had challenges in school and life ...
05/24/2021

CIS of PA is growing in Greater Johnstown School District.
Many students, who already had challenges in school and life before the pandemic, have disconnected from school for a variety of reasons.
Join CIS of PA as one of the NEW Student Reengagement Specialists in Greater Johnstown School District. You will make a difference by finding and reengaging these students. You will have the support of a state-wide network, a committed Johnstown based team, while you implement an effective Communities In Schools reengagement strategy. Apply today! Link in the comments.

CIS of PA is growing in Greater Johnstown School District.
Many students, who already had challenges in school and life before the pandemic, have disconnected from school for a variety of reasons.
Join CIS of PA as one of the NEW Student Reengagement Specialists in Greater Johnstown School District. You will make a difference by finding and reengaging these students. You will have the support of a state-wide network, a committed Johnstown based team, while you implement an effective Communities In Schools reengagement strategy. Apply today! Link in the comments.

05/24/2021

MISSION MOMENT MONDAY
Today we celebrate GIRLS ON THE RUN, a partnership brought to Hannah Penn School in York by Khera, CIS of PA Site Coordinator. Enjoy and share this video celebrating all these amazing young women as they run to the future! Thank you to all the community volunteers, parents, and school staff for supporting this project.

OPEN HOUSE: Vision To Learn is at Greater Johnstown Elementary School.  Through a partnership between GJSD and CIS of PA...
05/19/2021

OPEN HOUSE: Vision To Learn is at Greater Johnstown Elementary School. Through a partnership between GJSD and CIS of PA, students will receive a free eye exam and if needed, glasses. Teamwork makes the dream work for all students!

OPEN HOUSE: Vision To Learn is at Greater Johnstown Elementary School. Through a partnership between GJSD and CIS of PA, students will receive a free eye exam and if needed, glasses. Teamwork makes the dream work for all students!

TEACHER APPRECIATION TUESDAY:At CISPA we don't think Teacher Appreciation should just be one week a year.  Every Tuesday...
05/18/2021

TEACHER APPRECIATION TUESDAY:
At CISPA we don't think Teacher Appreciation should just be one week a year. Every Tuesday we will be highlighting the teachers who partner with CIS and go #AllIn with students, just like we do.
Thank you MISS M at Greater Johnstown Elementary School. Here's her story:
"Miss M does an AMAZING job with her students! She is currently a 1st grade Autistic Support teacher and goes above and beyond her job duties as a teacher. She treats her students like her own kids, offers help/support/resources to families, and is full of school spirit. She is always in support of CIS programming and stays in constant communication with CIS staff."

TEACHER APPRECIATION TUESDAY:
At CISPA we don't think Teacher Appreciation should just be one week a year. Every Tuesday we will be highlighting the teachers who partner with CIS and go #AllIn with students, just like we do.
Thank you MISS M at Greater Johnstown Elementary School. Here's her story:
"Miss M does an AMAZING job with her students! She is currently a 1st grade Autistic Support teacher and goes above and beyond her job duties as a teacher. She treats her students like her own kids, offers help/support/resources to families, and is full of school spirit. She is always in support of CIS programming and stays in constant communication with CIS staff."

MONDAY MISSION MOMENTAt McKinley K-8 in York, this Bearcat is showing her school pride.  Visual art is one way to connec...
05/17/2021

MONDAY MISSION MOMENT
At McKinley K-8 in York, this Bearcat is showing her school pride. Visual art is one way to connect and express themselves. A student packing a backpack may not seem like a special moment. For him, it's not just a backpack, it's a symbol of pride. Incentives like a special bag, water bottle or even a pen, celebrate student steps both large and small towards goals. #McKinley Magic

05/12/2021

We are growing in the GREATER JOHNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Check out our CAREERS PAGE on www (dot) cisofpa (dot) org.
Also see the LINK in the COMMENTS.
Please SHARE this with people who are willing to go ALL IN to walk beside students as they maximize their potential and achieve all they can be and more!

CISPA is participating in GiveLocal York.  A 24 hour, online giving day!  Donate today so we can help students achieve t...
05/07/2021
Support Communities In Schools of PA in #givelocalyork! | Give Local York

CISPA is participating in GiveLocal York. A 24 hour, online giving day! Donate today so we can help students achieve their dreams tomorrow!

https://www.givelocalyork.org/organizations/communities-in-schools-of-pa

I’m ready to support Communities In Schools of PA on May 7, 2021 during Give Local York. Learn more about Communities In Schools of PA and all the other organizations participating in #givelocalyork.

Today is Communities In Schools GIVING DAY!  When you give to CIS of Pennsylvania your $ goes beyond programs and materi...
05/06/2021

Today is Communities In Schools GIVING DAY!
When you give to CIS of Pennsylvania your $ goes beyond programs and materials. Your donation (https://www.cisofpa.org/donate) makes graduation possible and connects students with needed resources.

Today is Communities In Schools GIVING DAY!
When you give to CIS of Pennsylvania your $ goes beyond programs and materials. Your donation (https://www.cisofpa.org/donate) makes graduation possible and connects students with needed resources.

CISPA in Lancaster featured by CIS National for their Cultural Navigation work for #immigrants and #refugees. At CISPA, ...
04/16/2021
Two Central PA organizations team up to help continue the education of immigrant children during COVID-19

CISPA in Lancaster featured by CIS National for their Cultural Navigation work for #immigrants and #refugees. At CISPA, we connect with all our community so every student can reach their full potential. It's made possible by strong community partners like IU13 Community Education. #communityeducationiu13

Two organizations, Communities in Schools of PA and IU-13, have partnered up to aid refugee and immigrant students and parents navigate learning during COVID-19

The communities represented in our schools are rich and diverse.  There are many families who will celebrate Ramadan.  R...
04/14/2021

The communities represented in our schools are rich and diverse. There are many families who will celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslims are encouraged to give to charity, strengthen their relationship with God, and show kindness and patience. Fasting is considered to be an act of worship in this time.

This infographic shows how Faculty and Staff can support students during this special time.

The communities represented in our schools are rich and diverse. There are many families who will celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslims are encouraged to give to charity, strengthen their relationship with God, and show kindness and patience. Fasting is considered to be an act of worship in this time.

This infographic shows how Faculty and Staff can support students during this special time.

DID YOU KNOW?  CIS of PA is a key partner in Full-Service Community Schools in Lebanon, Lancaster, Johnstown and Ferguso...
04/09/2021

DID YOU KNOW? CIS of PA is a key partner in Full-Service Community Schools in Lebanon, Lancaster, Johnstown and Ferguson School in York. Increases in funding will mean more students can receive CISPA support and services to stay in school and succeed in life!
Call your Congresspersons and Senators today to urge them to support increasing funding for Full Service Community Schools. *Links in Comments Section Below

BREAKING NEWS: President Biden unveiled his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request in which he calls for $443 million for the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program! With the federal program currently funded at $30 million, the President’s call for such an incredible increase—of $413 million dollars—is both unprecedented and a testament to the efficacy of the Community Schools strategy.

DID YOU KNOW? CIS of PA is a key partner in Full-Service Community Schools in Lebanon, Lancaster, Johnstown and Ferguson School in York. Increases in funding will mean more students can receive CISPA support and services to stay in school and succeed in life!
Call your Congresspersons and Senators today to urge them to support increasing funding for Full Service Community Schools. *Links in Comments Section Below

BREAKING NEWS: President Biden unveiled his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request in which he calls for $443 million for the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program! With the federal program currently funded at $30 million, the President’s call for such an incredible increase—of $413 million dollars—is both unprecedented and a testament to the efficacy of the Community Schools strategy.

04/05/2021
03/25/2021
This week is school social worker week.  CIS of PA is an important partner to meet the needs of all our students.  See t...
03/15/2021

This week is school social worker week. CIS of PA is an important partner to meet the needs of all our students. See this shout out from Greater Johnstown School District.

We at Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania are ready for these additional challenges.  And we need you to join us.  A ...
03/12/2021
Lessons Learned From a Year of Closed Schools

We at Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania are ready for these additional challenges. And we need you to join us. A link is in the comments for you to support this vital work.

A year since schools closed nationwide, the ongoing pandemic and new variants mean educators, parents and children remain in a well of uncertainty.

For all our school partners and staff, this is GREAT news.  It's just one more step towards getting to the other side of...
03/03/2021

For all our school partners and staff, this is GREAT news. It's just one more step towards getting to the other side of this pandemic.

Today, Governor Tom Wolf and the #COVID19 Vaccine Task Force announced a plan to vaccinate Pennsylvania’s Pre-K to 12 teachers and other school staff.

Access more information + answers to questions on our website: education.pa.gov/COVID19

Thank you Local News 21 for highlighting how CIS of PA has pivoted to meet the needs of our students and families.  The ...
03/01/2021
National organization striving to meet needs of struggling students in Central PA

Thank you Local News 21 for highlighting how CIS of PA has pivoted to meet the needs of our students and families. The needs are great, but our commitment is greater. We need you to join us in helping students transition successfully back into the classroom. Share this video. Send us a message or an email: [email protected].

A national organization is helping kids in need across several school districts in Central Pennsylvania. The team at Communities in Schools PA (CISPA) says virtual learning is throwing many obstacles at kids and their families, and the need is greater than ever. “Overnight we sort of had to fi...

As Black History Month draws to a close, we at CISofPA recognize there is still work to be done.  We are committed to se...
02/28/2021
17 kids books to read for Black History Month from board titles to young adult

As Black History Month draws to a close, we at CISofPA recognize there is still work to be done. We are committed to serving all our students and families in the best ways we can. This includes working to understand black history so we can be part of building a better future for all our students.
At this link you will find books you can read with your family or students. Share with us what you learned so we can grow too!
#BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory

Black History Month is a great time to crack open a new book and learn about all the important figures and stories that impacted history.

Guess what was the theme for Johnstown Elementary School this week? SNOW!  Matthew didn't let it 'throw' him and he even...
02/22/2021

Guess what was the theme for Johnstown Elementary School this week? SNOW! Matthew didn't let it 'throw' him and he even built a colorful new friend.
The week was turned upside down with weather delays and interruptions. CIS staff made sure students had warm coats, hats and gloves. Items were given out this week from generous community donations.
Have coats, hats, and gloves to share? Contact Tim Grose (814.419.5194) at the elementary school. Or PM Communities In Schools, Pennsylvania and we will connect you.

Thank you York Water Company for 'pouring' out kindness to our students.  We appreciate you!
02/17/2021

Thank you York Water Company for 'pouring' out kindness to our students. We appreciate you!

Spread the love to our students this #ValentinesDay with your gift to Communities In Schools of PA. Your gift will suppo...
02/14/2021

Spread the love to our students this #ValentinesDay with your gift to Communities In Schools of PA. Your gift will support our local affiliates in providing kids with basic needs, tutoring, emotional support, and more https://www.cisofpa.org/donate #AllinforKids

Spread the love to our students this #ValentinesDay with your gift to Communities In Schools of PA. Your gift will support our local affiliates in providing kids with basic needs, tutoring, emotional support, and more https://www.cisofpa.org/donate #AllinforKids

CISPA is growing! We are so excited to be adding a new site in  Susquehanna Township School District!  If you're interes...
01/28/2021
Site Coordinator - Sara Lindemuth Elementary School - Harrisburg, PA 17109 - Indeed.com

CISPA is growing! We are so excited to be adding a new site in Susquehanna Township School District! If you're interested in joining our team as a Site Coordinator, check out the job posting on our website or on Indeed!

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Christmas may be over, but we are holding onto the holiday cheer for as long as possible!Our team in Johnstown partnered...
01/11/2021

Christmas may be over, but we are holding onto the holiday cheer for as long as possible!

Our team in Johnstown partnered with the Greater Johnstown School District right before the holiday break to host the annual Trojan Family Christmas event at Greater Johnstown Elementary School! Our Community School Director, Tim, even dressed up as Santa!

We are so grateful to the Arby's Foundation for supporting our work and helping kids stay in school! #allinforkids
12/29/2020

We are so grateful to the Arby's Foundation for supporting our work and helping kids stay in school! #allinforkids

We’re excited to announce that we’re granting $12,200 to Communities In Schools Pennsylvania. Communities in Schools is dedicated to helping students stay in school & achieve in life. Thank you for being #allinforkids each and every day 👏

Happy Holidays from us to you!
12/24/2020

Happy Holidays from us to you!

CISPA is hiring! We are searching for a full-time Development & Communications Manager to oversee our fundraising, commu...
12/13/2020

CISPA is hiring! We are searching for a full-time Development & Communications Manager to oversee our fundraising, communications, and marketing efforts. This position is primarily remote-based, but will require travel to our State Office as well as our school sites throughout the region. Prior fundraising and social media management experience is required. Check out the Indeed posting for more details!

https://www.indeed.com/job/fundraising-communications-manager-fdfa856162f249b8

On this Giving Tuesday, all we want to say is: thank you. Thank you to our supporters who see the youth in their communi...
12/01/2020

On this Giving Tuesday, all we want to say is: thank you. Thank you to our supporters who see the youth in their community and see endless potential. The vision of a bright future for these kids is what drives us to do what we do. Thank you for your support. #allinforkids

The holidays are a time to rest with friends and family. As a member of the Honor Roll Society, you can lend a hand to s...
11/27/2020

The holidays are a time to rest with friends and family. As a member of the Honor Roll Society, you can lend a hand to students and families in your community to lessen the burden of an already-stressful school year. Set up your monthly gift to CISPA at http://ow.ly/eDqF50C9Qe3!

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234 State Street
Harrisburg, PA
17101

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(717) 233-4330

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Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA) ensures all students have what they need to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside school and community sites across central Pennsylvania, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed in school and life. With a proven mix of evidence-based practice and human capital, we do whatever it takes to empower kids to realize their full potential.


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