Our Model

For nearly 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students flourish and go on to bright futures. Local CIS affiliates bring our unique model to schools in their community by positioning site coordinators inside schools and partnering with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and volunteers to provide students with exactly what they need. Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or simply a positive role model, CIS is there to help. Our model is successful because of one simple tenet: Communities In Schools works with local communities to support local kids with local solutions.

CIS Service Delivery

CIS should provide all service types to address both students' and school needs.

Tier I 

School-wide or large group service is given to a group of students and others to address a campus goal or need

Tier II

Targeted services given to students and/or families/guardians with a common goal or need, commonly received in a group setting.

Tier III

Intensive, individualized services provided in a one-on-one setting to a student and/or family/guardian to address a specific need.

Individual Student Outcomes

CIS services impact case manages students' performance

Campus Outcomes

CIS services impact campus goals