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
CIS of Chicago’s COO and Clinical Director, Dr. Judith Allen, sat down with WGN to share how students and school communities are coping with the
Chalkbeat: Caring Adults Helped Me Turn My Life Around. Here’s What I Owe the Next Generation of Struggling Students.
CIS Student Supports Manager Diamond Howard shares the impact that caring adults had in her life in a Chalkbeat essay, published on November 1, 2021. She