Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Core Values
Connection – CISEasternPA builds community by bridging the gap between area resources and the students it serves. Our agency professionals empower students, support families, and elevate districts through public and private partnerships. This web of support creates opportunities and removes barriers for students to achieve in life.
Accountability – CISEasternPA operates within an evidence-based, continuous improvement model where goals are created, and successes are measured each school year. Our national quality and assurance standards are data-focused and help guide operations locally to ensure our model is executed with fidelity.
Relationships – CISEastern PA prides itself on building transformational relationships with our students and families by creating a compassionate and restorative culture where every day is a new beginning. Our relationship-centered approach means working for trust, intentionality, and transparency with partners, CIS team members, volunteers, and stakeholders. We believe every relationship is an important relationship.
Equity – CISEasternPA challenges practices that limit access to opportunities for our students and families. We leverage a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist support network to break down systemic barriers in schools and beyond. We prioritize and celebrate the experiences of our diverse employees, board members, volunteers, and community providers in fostering an empowered and engaged community.
Learn more about the process of how we arrived at our Core Values here.
DEI Commitment Statement
"At Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, our work is grounded in antiracism, equity & caring relationships. Our vision is a sustainable, inclusive & equity-focused community that supports our students and families in feeling valued in schools, unlocking their potential, and achieving in life."
We are committed to:
Working with schools and families to foster a welcoming, restorative climate for our students
Engaging our communities in work around systemic barriers our students and families face
Challenging the influence of white supremacy culture to help uplift all in our CIS family in their work.