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Promoting student success
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Every young person has the potential to succeed and to grow into a productive member of our society. For those who face circumstances that require a little extra – a lift up – we are there, in their school, responding quickly to get them what they need, when they need it. Sometimes it’s after-school tutoring, or healthcare or counseling, eyeglasses or clothing. Some kids need family help to stabilize the home. Others just need a shoulder to lean on. It all depends on the child.
Freeing teachers to teach
A recent third-party survey confirms that teachers overwhelmingly attribute improved student attitudes, increased classroom engagement, improved attendance and behavior, and an overall greater commitment to learning as a result of Communities In Schools help.
Nationally recognized for financial stewardship and operational transparency
We are recognized by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, a rigorous evaluation process that fosters sound giving decisions and advances high standards among nonprofits. This along with our second four-star rating from Charity Navigator, places us in the top tier of nonprofits for financial stewardship and operational transparency.
A Note From The Executive Director
With a proven model of success, Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) has the experience, skill and resources necessary to help students succeed and stay in school. The students we serve in our programs typically face numerous obstacles, and it is our priority to get the right help to the right students at the right time.
CISP programs and services gives teachers the freedom to teach. We have a strong track record of improving student attendance and academic achievement by integrating services from the community into schools.
Thanks for a wonderful year. On behalf of the CISP board of directors, volunteer mentors, and staff - we look forward to another rewarding year of helping one child at a time.
Colleen Speer, Executive Director Communities In Schools of Peninsula
Unsung Hero Award Goes to Linda Shelley
During the National Communities In Schools convention in September 2012, Linda Shelley, Site Coordinator at Vaughn Elementary, was presented the Unsung Hero Award. These are given to Site Coordinators who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to students most in need of integrated services.