Communities In Schools of Wayne County
Communities In Schools of Wayne County has been serving local students since 2001.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS of Wayne County believes that every student needs and deserves these “5 basics”
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and future
- A marketable skill upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and the community
Our site coordinators fill a pivotal role as the single point of contact working inside the school building to provide integrated student services. Site coordinators connect students and families with community partners and resources that address both academic and nonacademic needs.
What sets Communities In Schools apart from other organizations is its model of providing a comprehensive range of community services, also known as integrated student services. Our site coordinators work with school staff to identify students at risk of not graduating. He or she assesses school and student needs and establishes relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to harness needed resources. Whether it’s tutoring, eyeglasses or just a safe place to be after school, when these needs are met, students can concentrate on learning. With a largely volunteer base, Communities In Schools is cost-efficient, and the model is adaptable to urban, rural, or suburban communities.
CIS Wayne County is a local affiliate of a national organization. Learn about Communities In Schools' national vision here!