The mission of Communities In Schools of Kansas (CIS of Kansas) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS of Kansas is the state office that supports the local CIS affiliates throughout the state of Kansas. During the 2009-2010 school year, CIS of Kansas provided services to more than 18,500 students in 86 schools.
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.