Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County Inc
Who We Are
Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation’s largest stay-in-school network. Through our programs and resources, Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to individual needs.
Partnering with school districts throughout Wichita and Sedgwick County, Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County serves over 10,000 young people and their families every year. Nationally, Communities In Schools has become our country’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to significantly decrease dropout rates, increase graduation rates, and increase math and literacy proficiency.
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 bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS 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.