Communities in Schools (CIS)
Note: The CIS program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Adolescents, especially those at-risk, and youth-serving organizations
Communities in Schools (CIS) is a youth‐serving and dropout prevention organization. The mission of CIS is to link community resources and provide direct services to help young people succeed, stay in school, and prepare for life. CIS offers short-term services to every student and longer-term interventions that target students who need intensive ongoing assistance. The CIS Model is an approach that provides community-based, integrated student services with the following components:
- Active engagement of a school-based coordinator
- Comprehensive school- and student-level needs assessment
- Community asset assessment and identification of service partners
- Annual school and student-level plans for delivery of prevention and intervention services
- Delivery of appropriate prevention and intervention services
- Data collection and evaluation for reporting and modification of service strategies
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.
Training is obtained:
Information on training can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Communities in Schools (CIS).
Hammond, C., Linton, D., Smink, J., & Drew, S. (2007). Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs. Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center, Communities In Schools, Inc.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2013
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: August 2011