IN SCHOOLS

TO BREAK BARRIERS

TO OPEN DOORS

TO MAKE CONNECTIONS

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...

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FACE OF CIS!
NANCY ETTWEIN
SITE COORDINATOR, LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Get to Know Nancy>

What lessons have students at CIS taught you?

Give grace.

One moment in your life when you felt really proud of yourself?

When I was the first in my family to graduate from college. 

Favorite podcast?

Anything Brene Brown.

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED FACE OF CIS!

NANCY ETTWEIN
SITE COORDINATOR, LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

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 2019-2020 school year:

93%

of our students graduated from high school!

95%

of our students were promoted to the next grade!

We're building relationships through Restorative Practices. 

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

The 8th Street house fires in

April 2020 ripped through

Allentown families’ homes

on a Thursday morning in the middle of an already rising community crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

When the CIS team at Central Elementary School learned that some of their families lost everything, they jumped in to help...

"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!

Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc.

(484)-834-8830

Lehigh Valley Office:

739 N. 12th Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Berks County Office:

2 Woodland Road

Wyomissing, PA 19610

© 2021 Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc. 

Allentown ReEngagement Center

1233 S. Roth Avenue, Allentown, PA 18102

(484)-834-8830