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

Program Overview

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

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Communities in Schools (CIS).

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Training Type/Location:

Information on training can be obtained by emailing

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Communities in Schools (CIS).

Additional References

Hammond, C., Linton, D., Smink, J., & Drew, S. (2007). Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs. National Dropout Prevention Center, Communities In Schools, Inc.

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Communities In Schools National Office
Phone: (800) 247-4543 x7 or (703) 519-8999

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