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TO BREAK BARRIERS

TO OPEN DOORS

TO MAKE CONNECTIONS

IN SCHOOLS

NEW NAME. SAME CIS.

You've known us as CIS Lehigh Valley for over 20 years. In that time, our team of caring adults has grown to serve more students and more families across new communities. Now, Communities In Schools of Eastern PA is honored to connect our services in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and more - by way of one strong, shared community. Read more about our name change and what it means for students in your backyard...

Samantha

May

Marketing Executive

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FACE OF CIS!

NANCY RUIZ

COMMUNITY SCHOOL COORDINATOR, SHERIDAN ELEMENTARY 

Favorite thing about working at CIS? Having a diverse TEAM and leadership that guides you and supports you. 

Favorite TV show of all time? 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

What books are you recommending to friends & family? Too many. Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FACE OF CIS!

NANCY RUIZ
COMMUNITY SCHOOL COORDINATOR, SHERIDAN ELEMENTARY

Get to Know Nancy>

If you know CIS, you probably think of a person who has helped you or a student that you care about. At CIS, we're more than just programs - we are a team of caring adults, trained to do whatever it takes to keep kids coming to the classroom ready to learn. 

We are the face of trusting relationships when families need food, clothing, and basic essentials. We are the face of consistency when students need someone to check-in with about stress at home. We are the face of encouragement when students need some extra help achieving their goals. We are the face of student supports across our community.

Whether you've known a face of CIS for years, or you're just finding CIS in your community today, we invite you to learn more about the people who make our organization so special. 

In the 2020-2021 school year:

89%

of our students graduated from high school!

87%

of our students were promoted to the next grade!

We're building relationships through Restorative Practices. 

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Educators and students can benefit from utilizing restorative practices through teaching and learning social-emotional and conflict resolution skills. 

Stories

 

Telling our stories is sometimes the best way to convey the work we do in schools. 

 

Whether it's assisting a student with academic challenges, or stepping in during their time of need, our passionate site professionals do whatever it takes to keep students engaged in school and on the path to success.

"I gotta be there for them...because I didn't

have someone in my school who did that for me."

Hear from Gardenys Fernandez, Site Coordinator at Trexler Middle School and more coordinators about why they

do the work that they do!