The mission of Communities in Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. Often these needed resources are already in place within the community but they are in the wrong place. Children and families must first locate and then travel to agencies scattered all over town, usually during school hours and with no way to coordinate the various services. CIS reverses this process, bringing resources to where children already spend their days-into the school. These resources are delivered in a caring, coordinated manner, often through direct case management.