Communities In Schools Pennsylvania History

2011 Advocacy DayCommunities In Schools Pennsylvania is one of 26 state affiliates, plus the District of Columbia, that comprises the Communities In Schools National Network. Established in 1994, Communities In Schools Pennsylvania currently encompasses four local Communities In Schools affiliates in 164 program sites serving over 40,000 students throughout Pennsylvania. Communities In Schools Pennsylvania Network affiliates are located in Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh-Allehgeny County.

Communities In Schools National History

Creating a Community of SupportEstablished in 1977, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life. Communities In Schools spans 26 states and the District of Columbia, and serves over 2 million young people per year.

For nearly 40 years, Communities In Schools has championed the connection of needed community resources with schools. 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.