The ripple effect of the national dropout problem can affect families for generations. Also, the paradigm seems to be cyclical. Many of the students that CIS works with that go on to college are first generation students.
High school dropouts find themselves adversely affected when it comes to a lack of standard health care, increased criminal activity and incarceration rates, and decreased economic prosperity.
Communities In Schools has a long history and proven methodology in addressing this issue that continues to hinder our nation’s youth. However, as our name implies, it takes a “community” when addressing the academic and non-academic needs of today’s youth.
As such, as a part of our advocacy efforts in soliciting donations to assist our students, we find it valuable to validate the use of our resources. According to the following report, a $1 CIS investment at the high school level reaps an $11.60 economic benefit.
To learn more about the economic impact of Communities in Schools, view this report: https://www.communitiesinschools.org/about/publications/publication/economic-impact-communities-schools