Welcome to the Communities In Schools of Chicago resource site and blog!

Communities In Schools of Chicago (CIS of Chicago) is a dropout prevention organization whose mission is to surround students with a community of supports, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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This site is meant as a resource for our community partners who are providing needed programs to our partner schools in Chicago.

Not a community partner? Do you want to be?  Click here to visit our main site to learn how to become a valued partners, or check out the Tool-Kit for Partners page on this site. 

A quick guide to this resource site and blog is below.

Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you soon!


Welcome- You are here!  You did it!

Blog Posts- Posts from our latest trainings, events, and posts from partners related to their work in CIS of Chicago partner schools can be found here.

About NAVIGATE- A brief overview of how NAVIGATE got started, what it is about and how to learn more.

Upcoming Events- Here is where we will post about our latest events, as well as link to other sites with events you may be interested in.

Materials & Resources- We post and link to materials, resources and other key pieces of information to help you provide high quality programming in schools. We also host general resources such as standards and CPS frameworks all in specified tabs and color coded according to the Universal Core Competencies.

Tool-Kit for Partners- These are a series of slideshows to help both new partners get an understanding of what we do, and veteran partners to get tips on how to navigate Chicago’s public schools and how we can support their programming.

The Navigator- The Navigator is our monthly newsletter where we highlight everything from blog posts, and resources to community happenings and ideas for best practices. You can find archives here as well as sign up to receive them right in your inbox.