Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, Communities In Schools provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
Communities in Schools of the Nation's Capital works inside District of Columbia Public Schools to help kids stay in school by identifying and addressing unmet needs of children and families -- needs that when left unanswered, contribute to the dropout rate. Whether it's eyeglasses, tutoring, or a safe place to be after school, when basic needs are met, students can concentrate on what's really important -- learning.