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NNED Partner of the Month
Posted: February 01, 2017
In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country the NNED selects an organization to highlight once a month. Communities In Schools of Richmond has been selected as the Partner of the Month for February in celebration of African American History Month.
Communities In Schools of Richmond (CIS) is connected to a national network of over 200 affiliates to form the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school. By bringing community resources inside public schools, where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable, CIS Founder Bill Milliken changed the picture for millions of kids across the country.
CIS's unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students’ needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. They partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools of Richmond is there to help. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month here.