We Fight Spotlight: Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan

“As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.  Since 2001, CIS of Northwest Michigan has served children and their families in the Mancelona Public Schools District.  During this time, the graduation rate has risen from 64% (2002) to 91% (2013).  Beginning in the 17/18 School Year, CIS of Northwest Michigan expanded services into communities throughout Northwest Michigan.  Currently CIS partners with the following school districts:

  • Mancelona Public Schools
  • Kalkaska Public Schools
  • Central Lake Public Schools
  • East Jordan Public Schools
  • Ellsworth Community School


Whether it’s clean clothes, help with school work, or someone to talk to when things get tough, we do whatever it takes to connect students with the relationships and resources they need to succeed.

Learn about their model: https://cisnwmi.org/our-work/

Learn about their impact: https://cisnwmi.org/our-impact/

Learn about their programs: https://cisnwmi.org/programs/

Sign up to volunteer: https://cisnwmi.org/get-involved/

Donate: https://cisnwmi.org/donate/

Sign up for their newsletter: https://cisnwmi.org/newsletter-signup/

Please join me in celebrating and building awareness for Communities In Schools. There are lots of ways – big and small – We Fight members can help:

  • Volunteer your time
  • Share this social post
  • Forward this newsletter to a friend
  • Write a review on Facebook for them
  • Make a donation
  • Tell a friend or neighbor about them
  • Write a supportive letter to the editor
  • Contact them and ask what they need

The We Fight Spotlight acknowledges, celebrates, and increases awareness for positive organizations and initiatives in northern Michigan that are working hard to protect our kids’ mental health.

We Fight members can nominate organizations/initiatives to spotlight in our Slack.

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