“In a time where I was unmotivated, felt isolated, and alone, Ms. Estrada taught me that I can trust others and that I can trust myself. Having her around to listen to me, encourage me, and teach me new skills helped me to become a better and healthier person. I know that I can do great things in the future and I can follow my dreams.” -JaylinRead more of Jaylin: Learning How to Trust in Himself
Our Commitment to DEI
Communities In Schools® (CIS®) believes that transformative relationships are key to unlocking a student's potential. We will succeed by including in our strategies, ingraining in our culture, and reflecting in our behaviors, principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, we break down immediate and systemic barriers to create and sustain equitable outcomes.
Creating New Pathways to Achieve Equitable Learning for All
Now more than ever, we must reimagine public education and find new ways to create equitable conditions for learning for ALL students, with students at the center, surrounded by a caring community with access to all necessary resources.
“CIS taught me how to understand other people, their needs, and their life circumstances.” - AlejandraRead more of Alejandra: Giving Back to Her Community
Hi! My name is Q’Derrin. I'm an alumnus of Communities In Schools of Memphis. In November 2022, the CIS National Office invited alumni from across the country to attend their annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit, and I was able to attend!Read more of Q’Derrin: My Experience at CIS' 2022 DEI Summit
Resources from the 2022 DEI Summit
The 2022 DEI Summit: The Power of IN: Included, Involved, Inspired was a huge success! This was the first year that the Summit was open to our entire network, and it was absolutely unforgettable! From our pop-up celebration at the Lincoln Memorial to powerful speakers to our first-ever 30-minute crash courses, the momentum we created together feels unstoppable. Check out some of the resources from our DEI Summit to support DEI efforts in your community.
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