Communities In Schools of Arizona (CISA)champions the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young at-risk people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children's unmet needs, CISA provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students - many in jeopardy of dropping out - have the opportunity to focus on learning.
CISA works within existing school and social service systems. Whether a child needs eyeglasses, tutoring, nutritious food or just a safe place to be, CISA finds the resources and brings them to the child. By working in partnership - not in competition- with other youth-serving organizations and agencies, in 2006 services were delivered to over 24,000 Phoenix children in the most cost-effective way.