Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago is dedicated to helping partner organizations deliver successful school-based programming that will change the lives of students and help them to stay in school and ensure that they succeed in life. CIS of Chicago has worked to gather information around evidence-informed practices for student-focused program design, delivery and facilitation. The following Core Competencies were developed from our research for and creation of the Elements of Effective Programs, which are linked below.

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Elements of Effective Health Education

Elements of Effective Violence Prevention Programs

Elements of Effective Arts Education Programs