Communities in Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. Since 1992, CIS of Savannah has been a vibrant and independent nonprofit organization governed by a local board of directors dedicated to surrounding public school students with a community of support.
Communities In Schools establishes partnerships between service agencies, corporations, foundations, and the community with schools to effectively address the vital non-academic resources and services that youth need to succeed in obtaining an education.
Through this program, partnerships are built, bringing comprehensive resources and services such as food, clothing, school supplies, parent involvement activities, health and dental care, job shadowing, workforce preparation, and college access onto the school campus to help meet the non-academic needs of children. CIS uses existing resources efficiently and leverages funding to effectively provide students with the CIS Five Basics:
- A one on one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation; and
- A chance to give back to peers and the community