What can seem like small obstacles can easily lead students off track. That’s why ensuring students have access to basic needs is so important. A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. From ensuring students get proper nutrition, are sleeping in safe places and have reliable transportation to and from school, to providing resources or referrals to their families when they are in need, there is no request too small for us.
The 13th annual Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) Backpack Index, a barometer for household spending on school supplies and related fees, reports a significant increase in costs for American families with children attending elementary, middle and high school. Developed in collaboration with Communities In Schools, a national nonprofit supporting at-risk students in K-12 public schools, the 2019 Huntington Backpack Index features an updated methodology reflecting the increased reliance on connected devices for completing school work.
2015 HUNTINGTON BACKPACK INDEX SHOWS INCREASE IN COST OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
With strong policy partners, more accredited affiliates and site coordinators, plus a greater national reach, 2013 brought CIS tremendous growth and measurable success. Read More.
Communities In Schools saw significant progress in 2015, with a focus on improving quality of service and increasing growth across the network. Read More.
Our recent economic impact study found that for every $1 invested in Communities In Schools, $11.60 will be returned to the community. Read More.
This is the technical report of the School Level Quasi‐Experimental Study conducted as part of the five-year national evaluation. Read More.