Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Inc.
Civic and Service OrganizationsEducation Support & Development
The mission of Communities In Schools of Mid-America is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
Every year 1.2 million students drop out of school. What that means is every nine seconds, a student in America loses his or her path to a better future. By empowering students to achieve in school and life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.
During the 2017-2018 school year, Communities In Schools of Mid-America is providing services to more than 35,000 students in 18 communities.
KANSAS: Chanute, Dodge City, El Dorado, Emporia, Garden City, Kansas City, Lawrence, Liberal, Ottawa, Parsons, Pittsburg, Salina, Shawnee Mission, Topeka
MISSOURI: Kansas City
Rep/Contact InfoLewis DunkesonFSHS Student Success CoordinatorLashawn TaylorArea Director