The Critical Elements of Programs: What Strategies Work
Where resources are available, CIS works to broker them into the schools. Where appropriate resources are not available, CIS works to create them. Some general areas of concentration include:
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What We Do
Helping kids build better lives CIS brokers and develops mentoring/tutoring, after-school programming, individualized interventions, and family assistance.
“Communities In Schools offers an individualized approach to help children overcome roadblocks – opening doors that would otherwise be unachievable or unimaginable.”
Different kids have different needs. Some need academic help; some need a stable home and food on the table, or someone who will listen and help guide the way. Others just need a pair of eyeglasses.
Helping kids move beyond their circumstances requires an individualized approach, not one-size-fits-all. We treat young people as individuals and coordinate support around their specific needs.
Coordinated, individualized approach; it’s what makes us effective.
Our approach to communities is the same – different communities have different needs and priorities. That’s why our services vary. Throughout Delaware our services are a mix of the following:
Non-academic assistance: Connecting young people with a host of services — healthcare, housing, nutrition — resulting in students more prepared to learn.
One-to-one mentoring: Instilling the confidence to succeed, the belief that education creates opportunity, and setting the expectation for success.
Tutoring and academic support: Increasing academic performance and building confidence.
Family assistance & parent engagement: Ensuring children have a supportive home life, and that parents have access to the services they need.
Out-of-school enrichment & service learning: Strengthening the resiliency of children to succeed by expanding their understanding of what the world has to offer.
College and work access and readiness: Addressing college readiness earlier in school better prepares students to take advantage of going to college and increases employability.