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 admits that 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 2019-20 school year
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
Chief Operations Officer and Clinical Director Dr. Judith Allen joined ABC 7 for a conversation with John Garcia about mental health concerns for students. “The