CIS is a private, nonprofit organization that connects resources from public and private sectors with at-risk students. We utilize the power of
partnerships to serve students, schools and communities.
Too many young people are failing in our public schools today - and Florida has one of the highest dropout rates and lowest literacy rates in the
nation. Schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems faced by today's youth.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
State Farm Supports CIS of Florida
State Farm presents Communities In Schools (CIS) of Florida with a check for $50,000 to support the replication of CIS in new Florida communities.
Pictured: Frank Messersmith (CISFL Board Chair), Lisa Roy (State Farm), Lois Gracey (CISFL President/State Director), and Julie Smith
Whole Child Supports Improve Education Outcomes
A new Child Trends report affirms the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of integrated student supports in improving academic outcomes.