Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community's unique needs, is the basis for our success

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Our Work

Communities In Schools of Central Ohio has been making a difference in the lives of students and schools since 1993. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success. Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

The drop-out crisis affects not only the student, but our local community and our country as a whole.

Students that drop out are more likely to earn thousands less, live in poverty, suffer poor health, enter the criminal system and be dependent on government and social services.  This costs the United States billions of dollars in lost revenue and increased spending on government programs. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life by addressing both the academic and non-academic needs of students.

Cliffton Sparrow with the ELITE boys

Students with needs not addressed have a hard time learning   They may be hungry, lack parental involvement, be at risk of losing their housing, go without proper clothing and live in neighborhoods where there is violence, drugs and gangs. When students drops out, it closes a door on their dreams and ours.