Equipped for Education
Communities in Schools of Ohio
Support for Communities in Schools of Ohio will help stock and expand existing Resource Rooms with toiletries, clothing, nonperishable food, and school supplies.
Communities In Schools of Ohio (CIS of Ohio) surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The organization partners with individual schools to help bridge gaps students face each day so they can focus on schoolwork. CIS of Ohio places a School Site Coordinator inside each partner school to help support whole-school events, small groups of students, or individually case-managed students. School Site Coordinators serve as community resource partners, advocates, caring adult role models, and family support liaisons to create a web of support and access to resources and opportunities. Additionally, CIS of Ohio frequently provides assistance with basic needs like food, weather-appropriate clothing, toiletries, school uniforms, school supplies, and more through its Resource Rooms.
"The work CIS of Ohio does is transformative. It is an investment in our future. The CIS of Ohio team is making a measurable difference in the lives of youth who are our adults of tomorrow."
—Moniqua Spencer, Board Member
Over the past year CIS of Ohio has served more than 15,000 students, with more than 1,200 students receiving individualized and targeted support to best meet their needs. The organization’s work has ripple effects on the students, schools, families, and communities it serves. Support for this Better Together project will help stock and expand existing Resource Rooms with toiletries, clothing, nonperishable food, and school supplies. Being able to stock these rooms in the summer will enable them to be ready to assist students in the fall. With your help, CIS of Ohio can ensure students have the resources they need to thrive.
We are Better Together!
"I am not aware of another organization that fills in the gaps like Communities In Schools of Ohio. The non-academic barriers that our students face can be as complex as housing instability or as simple as needing new school supplies. Our School Site Coordinators have the passion to break through both types of barriers. They just need resources."
—Jen Mundorf, Director of Talent Development at Big Lots
Surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.