SUPPORTING WHOLE SCHOOLS

We connect essential programs and services to schools, while also working with and supporting key staff we call site coordinators. In the 2019-2020 school year, we are active in 175 schools, serving 75,000 students via 1,800 support programs and services.

PRIORITIZING NEEDS

Our school partnership specialists work with key staff to assess the needs of the school. At the beginning of each year, our site coordinators set eight priorities and establish goals for the upcoming academic year. Our school partnership specialists and key staff consider the make-up of the school, as well as the school’s mission and initiatives.

CONNECTING PROGRAMS

Throughout the year, we actively coordinate programs provided by our community partners with schools based on the priorities determined each year. For one example, a few years ago, Martha Ruggles Elementary school counselor Yvette Farmer was seeking sexual health and puberty services for the school’s students. Farmer worked with CIS of Chicago to build partnerships with Rape Victim Advocates, using their safe touch program for grades kindergarten through second grade. For the middle grades, Ruggles Elementary staff used resources from another partner, National Runaway Safe Line, to create curriculum for sexual education.

CONNECTING SERVICES

CIS of Chicago supports the development of key skills, enabling school staff to create and sustain meaningful community partnerships. These skills include identifying student priorities, communicating effectively with partners, and evaluating programs and services to gauge impact. Throughout the year, CIS of Chicago offers hands-on support to site coordinators through meetings and trainings.

The annual Site Coordinators Forum brings together site coordinators from the partner schools. They attend sessions based on services which interest them, including grant-writing, restorative justice and mindfulness.

2019-2020 PARTNER SCHOOLS

Communities In Schools of Chicago is partnering with 175 of the city’s public schools during the 2019-20 academic year. CIS of Chicago links partner schools with a range of prevention and enrichment programs that address the social, emotional and physical health needs of children.

At 31 of these schools, CIS places a full-time staff member to provide intensive one-on-one supports like goal-setting, life-coaching and counseling. Boldface type is used to denote the schools participating in our Intensive Program.

Acero Charter Schools — Brighton Park Elementary School
Acero Charter Schools — Rufino Tamayo
Acero Charter Schools — Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Jane Addams Elementary School
Ariel Elementary Community Academy
Philip D. Armour Elementary School
Mariano Azuela Elementary School
John Barry Elementary School
Edward Beasley Academic Magnet Center
Ludwig van Beethoven Elementary School
Hiram H. Belding Elementary School
Daniel Boone Elementary School
Bowen High School
Norman Bridge Elementary School
Orville T. Bright Elementary School
William H. Brown Math and Science Magnet School
Charles S. Brownell Elementary School
Milton Brunson Math and Science Specialty Elementary School
Burnham Elementary Inclusive Academy
Daniel R. Cameron Elementary School
Marvin Camras Elementary School
Lázaro Cárdenas Elementary School
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Catalyst Elementary Charter School — Circle Rock
Willa Cather Elementary School
Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School
Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center
Chicago Collegiate Charter School
Walter S. Christopher Elementary School
CICS — Ralph Ellison High School
CICS — West Belden Elementary School
Claremont Academy Elementary School
Michele Clark Academic Preparatory Magnet High School
Henry Clay Elementary School
Grover Cleveland Elementary School
Johnnie Colemon Elementary Academy
Columbia Explorers Academy
Christopher Columbus Elementary School
Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School
Mary E. Courtenay Language Arts Center
Crown Community Academy & Fine Arts Center Elementary
Charles R. Darwin Elementary School
Nathan S. Davis Elementary School
Oscar DePriest Elementary School
Everett McKinley Dirksen Elementary School
Arthur Dixon Elementary School
James R. Doolittle, Jr. Elementary School
John B. Drake Elementary School
W.E.B. DuBois Elementary School
John F. Eberhart Elementary School
Richard Edwards School
Erie Elementary Charter School
Edward Everett Elementary School
Evergreen Academy Middle School
Michael Faraday Elementary School
David G. Farragut Career High School
Eugene Field Elementary School
Edwin G. Foreman College and Career Academy
Foundations College Prep High School
Gage Park High School
Stephen F. Gale Community Academy
Galileo Math & Science Scholastic Academy Elementary School
Matthew Gallistel Elementary Language Academy
Marcus Moziah Garvey Elementary School
Alexander Graham Elementary School
Nathanael Greene Elementary School
Robert L. Grimes Elementary School
Virgil Grissom Elementary School
Frank W. Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy
John C. Haines Elementary School
Nathan Hale Elementary School
John H. Hamline Elementary School
Hanson Park Elementary School
Helge A. Haugan Elementary School
Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School
Helen M. Hefferan Elementary School
Charles R. Henderson Elementary School
Patrick Henry Elementary School
Charles N. Holden Elementary School
Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School
Washington Irving Elementary School
Scott Joplin Elementary School
Jordan Elementary Community School
Joseph Jungman School
Thomas Kelly College Preparatory High School
Joshua D. Kershaw Elementary School

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice
John H. Kinzie Elementary School
Rudyard Kipling Elementary School
L.E.A.R.N. Charter School — Excel Campus
L.E.A.R.N. Charter School — Romano Butler Campus
Anna R. Langford Community Academy
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
Legacy Charter Elementary School
George Leland Elementary School
Leslie Lewis Elementary School
Arthur A. Libby Elementary School
Little Village Elementary School
Alain Locke Charter School
Horace Mann Elementary School
John L. Marsh Elementary School
Stephen Tyng Mather High School
Benjamin E. Mays Academy
George B. McClellan Elementary School
Genevieve Melody Elementary School
Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy
Ellen Mitchell Elementary School
Irvin C. Mollison Elementary School
Donald Morrill Math & Science Elementary School
John B. Murphy Elementary School
New Sullivan Elementary School
Lillian R. Nicholson STEM Academy
William P. Nixon Elementary School
Alfred Nobel Elementary School
Noble Street — Baker College Prep High School
William B. Ogden Elementary School — Jenner Campus
James Otis Elementary School
John Palmer Elementary School
Louis Pasteur Elementary School
Ferdinand W. Peck Elementary School
Perspectives Charter — Joslin Campus
Perspectives Charter High School of Technology
Perspectives Charter Leadership Academy High School
Perspectives Charter Math and Science Academy High School
Phoenix Military Academy High School
Brian Piccolo School of Excellence
Pilsen Community Academy
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Paideia Academy
A. Philip Randolph Elementary School
Reavis Math and Science Specialty School
Theodore Roosevelt High School
Rowe Elementary Charter School
Martha M. Ruggles Elementary School
William H. Ryder Math and Science Specialty School
Albert R. Sabin Magnet School
Edward E. Sadlowski Elementary School
Socorro Sandoval Elementary School
Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy
Sidney Sawyer School
Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy
William T. Sherman Elementary School
Jesse Sherwood Elementary School
John D. Shoop Math-Science Technical Academy Elementary
Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
Eric Solorio Academy High School
South Loop Elementary School
Southside Occupational Academy High School
John Spry Elementary Community School
Charles P. Steinmetz College Prep High School
Adlai E. Stevenson Elementary School
Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary
George B. Swift Specialty School
Douglas Taylor Elementary School
Telpochcalli Community Fine Arts School
George W. Tilton Elementary School
Enrico Tonti Elementary School
Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy
Uplift Community High School
Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School
Alessandro Volta Elementary School
J.W. Von Goethe Elementary School
Carl Von Linne Elementary School
John A. Walsh Elementary School
James Ward Elementary School
George Washington Elementary School
Harold Washington Elementary School
George Washington High School
Daniel Webster Elementary School
Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School
John Whistler Elementary School
Edward H. White Career Academy

Communities In Schools of Chicago is partnering with 175 of the city’s public schools during the 2019-20 academic year. CIS of Chicago is linking all of these schools to a range of prevention and enrichment programs to address the social, emotional and physical health needs of children.