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As an affiliate of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools of New River Valley has partnered with Floyd and Pulaski County Public Schools to connect our students of greatest need to the services they require most.
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As an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools of New River Valley has partnered with Floyd and Pulaski County Public Schools to connect our students of greatest need to the services they require most.  Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, we are there to help. Communities In Schools has a proven track record of keeping our kids in school.

Who are we?
Communities In Schools of New River Valley is an affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools National.  The story of Communities In Schools began in the 1970s, when Founder Bill Milliken, then a youth advocate in New York City, came up with the idea of bringing community resources inside public schools – where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable. “It’s relationships, not programs, that change children,” Bill once said. “A great program simply creates the environment for healthy relationships to form between adults and children. Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they also have a sense of belonging to a caring community.”

What are we?
A dropout prevention organization working in the New River Valley to identify needs in students and families, and effectively connecting them to resources and services currently available in the local community.

Where are we?
Floyd County Public Schools and Pulaski County Public Schools.

How do we do it?
By placing site coordinators in our partnering schools, we are able to identify individual needs in students and families, and then work with local services providers, businesses, volunteers, and other partners to effectively link those needs to quality services.  Through a school-based site coordinator, CIS breaks down non-academic barriers to success by connecting students and their families to critical community resources that address needs.

Our effectiveness is captured by our ability to monitor and track, through our National database, everything we do with our students and families, grades, attendance, behavior, parent/teacher feedback, and partner reports.