Welcome to CIS of Northwest Michigan

With a vision that every child in our community graduates from high school, prepared for future education, work, and life; Communities In Schools of  Northwest Michigan surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

NaomiBy bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS prov
ides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.

Communities In Schools of Mancelona recognizes that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:

  • A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A chance to give back to peers and community

Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan is part of the national Communities In Schools network, one of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organizations, serving 1.25 million students every year. To see our impact, watch the video below. Then read more about the students we serve here and learn how you can make a difference donating, advocating or volunteering.


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