SUPPORTING WHOLE SCHOOLS

We connect essential programs and services to schools, while also working with and supporting key staff we call site coordinators. In the 2018-2019 school year, we are active in 160 schools serving 75,000 students via 2,250 support programs and services.

PRIORITIZING NEEDS

Our school partnership specialists work with key staff to assess the needs of the school. At the beginning of each year, our site coordinators set eight priorities and establish goals for the upcoming academic year. Our school partnership specialists and key staff consider the make-up of the school as well as the school’s mission and initiatives.

CONNECTING PROGRAMS

Throughout the year, we actively coordinate programs provided by our community partners with schools based on the priorities determined each year. For one example, a few years ago, Martha Ruggles Elementary school counselor Yvette Farmer was seeking sexual health and puberty services for the school’s students. Farmer worked with CIS of Chicago to build partnerships with Rape Victim Advocates, using their safe touch program for grades kindergarten through second grade. For the middle grades, Ruggles Elementary staff used resources from another partner, National Runaway Safe Line, to create curriculum for sexual education.

CONNECTING SERVICES

CIS of Chicago supports the development of a key skills enabling school staff to create and sustain meaningful community partnerships. These skills include identifying student priorities, communicating effectively with partners, and evaluating programs and services to gauge impact. Throughout the year, CIS of Chicago offers hands-on support to site coordinators through meetings and trainings. The annual Site Coordinators Forum brings together site coordinators from the partner schools attend sessions based on services they are interested in such as grant-writing, restorative justice, and mindfulness training.

2018-2019 PARTNER SCHOOLS

Communities In Schools of Chicago is partnering with 160 of the city’s public schools during the 2018-19 academic year. CIS of Chicago is linking all of these schools to a range of prevention and enrichment programs to address the social, emotional, and physical health needs of most/all children. At 20 of these schools, CIS has placed a full-time staff member to also provide intensive one-on-one supports like goal-setting, life-coaching and counseling. Boldface type is used to denote the 20 schools participating in our Intensive Program.

Acero Charter Schools—Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Jane Addams Elementary School Ariel Community Academy
Philip D. Armour Elementary School
Mariano Azuela Elementary School
John Barry Elementary School
Beasley Academic Magnet Center
Beethoven Elementary School
Hiram H. Belding Elementary School
Daniel Boone Elementary School
Bowen High School
Norman Bridge Elementary School
Orville T. Bright Elementary School
William H. Brown Math and Science Magnet School
Charles S. Brownell Elementary School
Milton Brunson Math and Science Specialty School
Burnham/Anthony Mathematics & Science Academy
Daniel R. Cameron Elementary School
Marvin Camras Elementary School
Lázaro Cárdenas Elementary School
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School
Willa Cather Elementary School
Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School
Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center
Chicago Collegiate Charter School
Christopher Columbus Elementary School
Walter S. Christopher School
Michele Clark Academic Preparatory High School
Henry Clay Elementary School
Grover Cleveland Elementary School
Johnnie Colemon Academy
Columbia Explorers Academy
Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School
Mary E. Courtenay Language Arts Center
Crown Community Academy
Charles R. Darwin Elementary School
Oscar DePriest Elementary School
Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School
Arthur Dixon Elementary School
James R. Doolittle Jr. Elementary School
John B. Drake Elementary School
W.E.B. DuBois Elementary School
Richard Edwards School
Erie Elementary Charter School
Evergreen Academy Middle School
Michael Faraday Elementary School
Eugene Field Elementary School
Edwin G. Foreman College and Career Academy
Foundations College Prep High School
Gage Park High School
Stephen F. Gale Community Academy
Galileo Scholastic Academy
Matthew Gallistel Elementary Language Academy
Marcus Moziah Garvey Elementary School
George Washington Elementary School
George Washington High School
J.W. Von Goethe Elementary School
Alexander Graham Elementary School
Nathan Greene Elementary School
Robert L. Grimes Elementary School
Virgil Grissom Elementary School
John C. Haines Elementary School
Nathan Hale School
John H. Hamline Elementary School
Hanson Park Elementary School
Harold Washington Elementary School
Helga A. Haugan Magnet School
Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School
Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School
Charles R. Henderson Elementary School
Patrick Henry Elementary School
Charles N. Holden Elementary School
Hope College Preparatory High School
Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School
William B. Ogden Elementary School – Jenner Campus
Scott Joplin Elementary School
Jordan Community School
Joseph Jungman School
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Joshua D. Kershaw Elementary School
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy of Social Justice
John H. Kinzie Elementary School
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School
Anna R. Langford Community Academy
LEARN Charter School Butler Campus
LEARN Charter Excel Campus
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
Legacy Charter School
George Leland Elementary School
Arthur A. Libby Elementary School
Little Village Academy
Alain Locke Charter Academy
Horace Mann Elementary School
John L. Marsh Elementary School
Stephen Tyng Mather High School
Benjamin E. Mays Academy
George B McClellan Elementary School
Genevieve Melody Elementary School
Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy
Ellen Mitchell Elementary School
Irvin C Mollison Elementary School
John B. Murphy Elementary School
William K. New Sullivan Elementary School
Nicholson Technology Academy
William P. Nixon Elementary School
Noble-Baker College Prep High School
James Otis Elementary School
John Palmer Elementary School
Louis Pasteur Elementary School
Ferdinand Peck Elementary School
Perspectives Charter—Rodney D. Joslin Campus
Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy
Perspectives—Leadership Academy
Perspectives Charter Middle Academy
Perspectives—High School of Technology
Phoenix Military Academy High School
Pilsen Community Academy
A. Philip Randolph Magnet School
William Claude Reavis Elementary School
Theodore Roosevelt High School
Rowe Elementary School
Martha Ruggles Elementary School
William H. Ryder Elementary School
Albert R. Sabin Magnet School
Socorro Sandoval Elementary School
Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy
Sidney Sawyer School
Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy
Sherman School of Excellence
Jesse Sherwood Elementary School
John D. Shoop Math-Science Technical Academy Elementary School
Mark T. Skinner School
Eric Solorio Academy High School
South Loop Elementary School
Southeast Area Elementary School
Southside Occupational High School
John Spry Community School
Charles P. Steinmetz Academic Centre
Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary School
Stone Scholastic Academy
Harriet Beecher Stowe
George B. Swift Specialty School
Douglas Taylor Elementary School
Telpochcalli Community Fine Arts School
George W. Tilton Elementary School
Enrico Tonti Elementary School
Turner-Drew Language Academy
Uplift Community School
Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School
Carl Von Linne Elementary School
Alessandro Volta Elementary School
John A. Walsh Elementary School
James Ward Elementary School
Washington Irving Elementary School
Daniel Webster Elementary School
Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School
John Whistler Elementary School
Edward H. White Career Academy

Communities In Schools of Chicago is partnering with 160 of the city’s public schools during the 2018-19 academic year. CIS of Chicago is linking all of these schools to a range of prevention and enrichment programs to address the social, emotional and physical health needs of most/all children.