Our vision is that every student must graduate.
CIS of Chicago alumna, Zari, met Student Supports Manager, Ms. Simone Woods, at the start of her senior year in high school. Zari says she didn’t have much direction at that time, but with Ms. Woods’ support, she received guidance, stability, and focus — and graduated from high school on time.
Impact In Our Community
Chicago Public Schools students benefited from programs and services provided by or connected through CIS of Chicago.*
students in grades K-12 were served by Student Supports Managers. Together, they created a plan to develop the skills and access the resources these students need to reach their full potential.*
schools were served by our Partnership Specialists, who linked community partner programming in behavioral and mental health, arts enrichment, college and career readiness, and physical health and wellness.*
*Data from the 2020-21 school year
It’s official. Communities In Schools of Chicago’s submission to the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program has been selected in the top 200 causes. But in
The 74: Fearing a ‘Second Pandemic’ of Student Trauma, School Leaders are Doubling Down on Mental Health First Aid Training
After a year of stress and isolation due to the pandemic, young people are experiencing more symptoms of mental health crises, the 74 reports. And
Student Supports Managers LaDonna Curry and Maria Torres joined Gaynor Hall on WGN-TV for a discussion on the dance and movement therapy they provide to