Communities In Schools of Atlanta is an award-winning dropout prevention organization that was established in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972. What began in the basement of a modest home in the Grant Park community is now the nation’s largest dropout prevention network with a proven track record of positively impacting graduation rates.
Communities In Schools site coordinators work within local schools to address barriers to students succeeding in school including poor attendance and behavior, low levels of parental involvement, limited exposure to academic and career enrichment opportunities and a lack of access to basic necessities including shelter, clothing and school supplies. CIS builds relationships and mobilizes community resources to meet the needs of students. We believe that when the needs of children are met, they can be free to learn and teachers can be free to teach. We believe ALL kids can succeed. We NEVER give up on kids, and we do not allow them to give up on themselves.
CIS of Atlanta serves young people and families in Atlanta, Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton County public schools.