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Communities In Schools of Seattle is part of the nation's largest and most successful dropout prevention agency, with a mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
About This Cause
At Communities In Schools of Seattle, we work hand in hand with schools, communities and families to surround our students with a caring network of support to help them stay in school and succeed in life. We have over 15 team members on the ground, working in 9 K-12 public schools, with programs benefitting 35 schools in the most challenged communities in in Seattle, serving over 9,000 young people and their families every year.
We are changing the picture of education in 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. Our staff provides support to over 4,000 students at those schools, with 10% of those students receiving intensive one on one services. We also provide school supplies to more than 9,000 students at 35 schools through our annual Stuff The Bus school supply drive.
Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of school. What that means is every 26 seconds, a student in America loses his or her path to a better future. By helping students stay in school and succeed in life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. After all, each child is our child, and our collective future.
Communities In Schools trains and places highly qualified site coordinators and supporting staff directly into schools. Once there, our job is to connect students and their families to basic and critical community resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, we create a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start to a healthy future, a path toward marketable skills upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community. As a result, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.