We're dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.

  1. Secretary Perez visited The CIS Urban Technology Project
  2. The My Life, My Choice campaign was designed to raise awareness about substance abuse and prevention. CIS partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.


  3. Communities In Schools is Changing the Picture in Education, helping 1.3 million kids succeed in school. Take a look at our latest video and the campaign launch under our News sidebar.


  4. Child Trends
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What you can do

  1. Learn

    Learn about the crisis and what we are doing to end it.

  2. Volunteer


Volunteer to make a difference in the life of a child.

  3. Advocate

    Advocate for education and better resources for PA youth.

  4. Give

    Give to change the future of children and Pennsylvania.

Thank you to our partners and supporters:

The 5 Basics

Communities In Schools believes every child needs and deserves these five essential things:

  1. A one-on-one caring relationship with an adult.
  2. A safe place to learn and grow.
  3. A healthy start and a healthy future.
  4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation.
  5. A chance to give back to peers and community.