Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through school-based coordination or a school-based coordinator, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs. Working in nearly 2,700 schools, in the most challenged communities, in 27 states and the District of Columbia, CIS serves nearly 1.26 million young people and their families every year. It has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both increase on-time graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. CIS of Miami is dedicated to keeping millions of at-risk youth in school and motivated to graduate with programs and resources such as mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness and more.