Why donate to Communities In Schools? Because what we do IS really making a difference!
More than 1.2 million students and their families were directly connected to resources through Communities In Schools during the 2005-2006 school year. More than 3,400 school and education sites were served by Communities In Schools. Nearly 49,000 volunteers donated 2.8 million hours to Communities In Schools last year, at a value of nearly $53 million.
As a result:
-96 percent of local Communities In Schools affiliates provide mentoring and tutoring services.
-94 percent provide after-school/before-school programs.
-The average annual cost per student is $192.
Among Communities In Schools tracked students:
-80 percent improved attendance.
-88 percent had fewer incidents of discipline.
-89 percent improved academic performance.
-83 percent were promoted to the next grade.
-81 percent of eligible seniors graduated.
-3.5 percent dropped out, lower than the national average of 4.8 percent and lower than the estimated 6 to 10 percent dropout rate for student populations similar to those served by Communities In Schools.
Each Communities In Schools affiliate raises funds in slightly different ways, but all of the programs rely heavily on foundations, businesses, and other community resources. Schools often provide a large portion of the funding as well. So, when school budgets get cut and there are not enough matching funds, Communities In Schools often has to leave a school site. This means that students lose out! Don’t let this happen!
Communities In Schools of the Laurel Highlands is a tax-exempt non-profit organization and gratefully accepts the following types of donations:
Monetary: donate online or by mailing your donation to CISLH.
Sponsorships: special events, school-based activities, CISLH programs, etc.
In-Kind Donations: school supplies, event tickets, gift certificates, etc.
Planned Giving: leave money, stocks, bonds or property in your will to CISLH.
Every dollar makes change possible!
To donate online, click on the red apple in the top right corner of this page.
Communities in Schools believes every child needs and deserves these "Five Basics."