Mission: Communities in school (cis) of northwest michigan coordinates human services and delivers them to at-risk youth in the northwest, mi area and to their families through the supportive environment of the public schools or non-traditional education sites. Communities in schools of northwest michigan will endeavor to enable said youth and their families to have access to a broad range of needed social and educational services by establishing a coordinated delivery system of community resources within an educational setting. The mission of communities in schools of northwest michigan is to surround students with community support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Cis programs provide both preventative and intervention services including academic assistance, career exploration, college field trips, service learning, and enrichment activities. The objective of communities in schools of northwest mi is to reduce the number of school dropouts in the northwest, mi area.
Programs: Communities in schools of northwest michigan implements the cis model by positioning a dedicated staff member - a site coordinator - inside partner schools to identify students at risk of not graduating. The coordinator assesses school and student needs and establishes relationships with community partners to provide needed resources to students. Whether it is mentoring, or fulfilling their quest to postsecondary education, students can concentrate on learning.