Communities success and we are now seeking

Communities in
Schools of Richmond is pleased to present this proposal for your review. We
look forward to partnering with you to help keep our students in school and on
track for graduation. Communities in Schools of Richmond supports 40 Richmond
city and Henrico county students from K-12 in high poverty neighborhood schools.
The objective of the program is to help kids stay in school by identifying and addressing
unmet needs of children and their families. CIS provides needs that when left
unanswered, contribute to the dropout rate. Whether it’s eyeglasses, tutoring,
or a safe place to be after school, we make sure all basic needs are met. When
basic needs are met, students can concentrate on what’s really important, which
is learning.

 

We have seen
measurable success and we are now seeking to expand our services to more at-risk
students in Richmond city and Henrico county schools. We want to open in 4 new
schools in Richmond city and 3 new schools in Henrico county schools. We
are requesting 10,000 in funding for private tutors, books, computers, after
school and in school programs, stable homes for student that may need it and
other necessities that students may need to in order to help them stay in
school and concentrate. The organization
also partners with local businesses, health care providers, social service
agencies and volunteers to provide food, school supplies, health care,
counseling, academic assistances, mentorship and other nonacademic assistances
for students and their families. Our mission is to

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Thank you,Communities
in Schools (CIS) of Richmond is seeking a grant to increases the number of schools
participating in the program with the objective of helping
kids stay in school by identifying and addressing unmet needs of children and their
families. The objective is that by the end of the school year the number of
students attending school on a regular basis will increase from 63% to 85% and
also increase the graduation rate from 90% to 100%. Funding in the amount of 20,000
is requested for providing basic necessities, books and other resources for
students.Communities in Schools (CIS) is a national and largest dropout prevention organization in the United
State. For more than 30 years, CIS has remained focused on helping kids
stay in school and prepare for life by identifying and tending to the neglected
needs of youngsters and families. When these needs are left unanswered, they contribute
to the dropout rate.

 

Since 1996, CIS of
Richmond has worked with Richmond Public Schools (RPS) to coordinate services
that impact students, the communities and schools. With our presence in 40
Richmond City and Henrico County K-12 schools, CIS of Richmond provides
intensive, case-managed services that assist students choose success by
ensuring their access to the Five Basics:

1.”safe
place to learn and develop?

2.one-on-one
relationship with a caring adult?

3.healthy
start and a healthy future?

4.marketable
skill to use upon graduation?

5.chance
to give back to peers and community” (Communities
in schools of Richmond, 2018).   

In 2006, CIS National
issued a call to all subsidiary offices to become independently incorporated.
The structure supports a design of state CIS organizations working with
independent local organizations by providing support, training and best
practice research lined up with the CIS Functions.  In 2007, CIS of Richmond became an
independent 501(c)3 organization with a solid, community-focused volunteer
board of directors.?During the transition
to independence, the CIS of Richmond Board of Directors committed to a plan to
invest in Richmond Public School sites where a CIS relationship existed and to
focus on the delivery of quality programs and services using the national best
practices supported by 32 years of service-delivery and research.

 

Statement of Need

Communities
in Schools (CIS) of Richmond is operating in 40 schools in highly poor neighborhood
in greater Richmond. CIS of Richmond is investing in quality programs and
extensive wrap-around services for Richmond Public School (RPS) students. the
vision is for CIS to be a leading coordinator of wrap-around resources for
Richmond Public School students, ensuring that all students are engaged at school
and positioned for the personal success of high school graduation and beyond. CIS of Richmond helps bring community resources to public schools
for easy accessibility.

 

 Last
year, 23,313 students were directly connected to resources, 3,387 of
those students received intensive case-managed services.  We also reached some impressive milestones, 63%
improved attendance, 80% improved behavior, 71% improved course performance and
92% of our seniors graduated (Communities
in schools of Richmond, 2018). We need your foundation as a partner in funding and as
a partner in guiding long term strategy to ensure that CIS of Richmond has the
financial and volunteer resources that we need to make a difference in the
lives of Richmond’s youth. Studies have shown that, one in every four students is
likely to drop out of school. The vision is bold but it is an investment in our
kids, our community, and our economy. if these
students are not given an opportunity to stay in school they are, as studies
show, more likely to be truant and drop out of school.

 

Goal One: Increase the
number of schools that we service

Objective: Open in 4
new schools in Richmond City and 3 new schools in Henrico County schools

Goal Two:?Increase graduation rate

Objective: Increase graduation rate for
all students entering 9th grade from 90% to 100%

We also want to provide
a strong, intentional continuum of service from year to year for CIS students
most at-risk with emphasis on critical student transitions and prioritize
mentoring initiatives in CIS Middle Schools.  

This year,
our projected total expenses is expected to increase from $3,500,835 last year
to $3,676,540 this year. Our expenses it excepted to increase significantly because our program expenses have increase due to
the 8 additional schools will be operating in this year. We are also excepting
individual, foundation and Corporation contributions to also increase significantly. With this increase,
we will be able to carry out our mission successfully and also keep increasing the
number of schools be operate in.

 

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