Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County
Target demographics: At heart, Communities In Schools is a dropout prevention organization. CIS works with children and youth from 3rd grade through age 21 living in Allegheny County.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2,700 children and youth (2008-2009)
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County
Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation''s largest stay-in-school network. The CIS Mission is to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. We achieve our mission through working in public schools, facilitating after-school programs, and through CIS-operated, state-approved non-traditional alternative educational academies.
CIS believes that every child needs and deserves:
A sample of results from students attending our CIS Academies:
* Students achieved an average increase of 3 grade levels in reading and 2.5 grade levels in math (2008).
* Of the students completing our Academy programs, on average, 60% continued to post-secondary education; 38% entered full-time employment, and 2% entered the military.