Proven Strategy, Measurable Results
Some children face tremendous hurdles that make focusing on school very difficult. CIS of Auburn works to helps to remove these barriers that hinder the ability of kids to learn and succeed in school.
- Last year CIS of Auburn helped 3,030 students in need throughout Auburn with direct purchases and donations of back to school supplies, clothing, grooming aids and more
- The Food to Go program, in partnership with the Auburn Food Bank, provided 320 students at nine elementary schools and 3 middle schools with nutrition for the weekend.
- 254 students participated in after school programs, 95% of the students in the tutoring programs improved test scores or grades
- Over 400 eighth grade students participated in middle school career conferences, a partnership with the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the School District.
- Community and AmeriCorps volunteers recorded 6,687 hours of service.
National Evaluation Study Results – July 2008
School-level findings confirm the effectiveness of the Communities In Schools model – now evidence based. According to the study:
- We produce positive outcomes for the schools we serve, including attendance rates and academic achievement.
- Our coordinated approach is proven to be more effective than other dropout prevention organization.
- Our services result in higher graduation rates and higher percentages of students reaching proficiency in math and reading.
Download the policy brief and ICF Executive Summary.
Funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, Communities In Schools contracted with ICF International (formerly Caliber Associates) in 2005 to conduct a five-year evaluation of the effectiveness of the Communities In Schools model. The evaluation study is being conducted in three parts.
Assessment-level component to determine the level of service coordination in schools served by Communities In Schools.
School-level component to compare outcomes of schools served by Communities In Schools to schools not served.
Student-level component to compare students helped by Communities In Schools to those not.
In 2008, ICF International completed the assessment and school-level components and released its key findings. In 2010, ICF will complete all phases of the study by releasing key findings from the "student-level" component.
Washington Network Outcomes 2007 - 2008
In 166 Washington schools we address two kinds of need: