The barriers that keep kids from staying in school and graduating are numerous and widespread. Some are easy to spot, like academic problems or homelessness. But many others are less obvious – bullying, untreated medical or dental issues, or lack of school supplies and clothes. Communities In Schools is dedicated to helping identify and remove any and all barriers for the students we serve so they can stay in school and succeed in life.
At Communities In Schools, we work in schools full-time to remove those barriers by building one-on-one relationships that empower student to stay in school and succeed in life. Because we’re in schools all day every day, we see the unique needs of each student and partner with teachers and community to address them. Whether it’s clean clothes, help with school work, or emotional support to help a child cope with and recover from a traumatic event, we connect students with the relationships and resources they need to succeed.
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.
CIS of Northwest Michigan has the unique opportunity to expand our CIS Model of services to as many as 10 additional schools throughout Northwest Michigan. National CIS will provide 50% funding to be matched by community investments for the expansion project.
CIS will offer Summer Programs to students at Mancelona Elementary School, Mancelona Middle School, and Kalkaska Middle School. Please click on your child’s school for more information. Interest forms should be returned to the school by May 31st. Please contact the CIS Main Office if you have any questions: 231-587-5044.