Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania History

2011 Advocacy DayCommunities In Schools of Pennsylvania is one of 27 state affiliates, plus the District of Columbia, that comprises the Communities In Schools National Network. Established in 1994, Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania currently encompasses four local Communities In Schools affiliates in 164 program sites serving over 40,000 students throughout Pennsylvania. Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania Network affiliates are located in Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh-Allehgeny County.

Communities In Schools National History

Established in 1977, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and it is the only one of its kind proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

For 40 years, Communities In Schools has championed the connection of needed community resources with schools. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, Communities In Schools provides 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.