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Communities in Schools

Willow Charter Academy is thrilled to partner with Communities In Schools (CIS), a non-profit organization that works in collaboration with schools across the country to provide support to empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. 

Simply put, the goal is to surround students with a caring community of support. This is created by helping families access critical resources, like food, housing, healthcare, counseling and other needed support so they can take charge to provide a better future for themselves and their family.

Making a Difference in Students' Lives

CIS will place an on-site CIS Site Coordinator at our school to work with our staff, school leaders, families, and students to provide support services.

CIS specializes in developing school support plans, working with school leaders to create goals and objectives that will be implemented at the school. Additionally, they partner with outside agencies and school staff to enhance school programs by offering added support for our families.

Our partnership with CIS has many benefits:

  • Supportive guidance and counseling
  • Educational Support
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Enrichment Activities

Our Results

Communities in Schools Ohio tracks student data and reports on the outcomes of the young people they serve throughout Ohio.

71%

Improved Attendance

83%

Improved Academics

84%

Improved Behavior

92%

Promoted to the Next Grade

Our Values

We Understand
Our Values

We Understand

We understand that students face challenges both inside and outside the classroom.

Student at computer

We Work
Our Values

We Work

We work to remove the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential and ultimate academic and personal success.

We Partner
Our Values

We Partner

We partner with schools and parents by placing a full-time dedicated site coordinator in a school, identifying kids at risk of dropping out and not graduating, or have needs like those above.

We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers.

We Connect
Our Values

We Connect

We connect programs, services and resources to students in need, keeping them in school and on a path to life-long success.

What We Do

Non-Academic Assistance

Helping with basic needs like healthcare, nutrition or clothing so young people are better prepared to learn.

 

One-to-One Mentoring

Instilling the confidence to succeed, the belief that education creates opportunity, and setting the expectation for success.

Tutoring

Young people who fall behind often stay behind. We help kids catch up and stay ahead.



Family Involvement

Ensuring children have a supportive home life, increasing parent-school involvement, and helping parents access the services they need.

Preparing for the Future

Students build leadership and life skills, explore college and career options, and understand how their education is connected to their financial future.

CIS School Plans

CIS specializes in developing school support plans to create goals and objectives that will be implemented at the school. They also partner with outside agencies and school staff to enhance school programs by offering added support for our families. This support could include hosting parent events, providing clothing or housing assistance, providing access to backpacks or supplies, and mentoring programs to name a few.