We’re ready to return & re-engage!

Throughout last school year, students had to navigate and adapt to shifting learning environments. Many students are struggling to re-engage in learning after long periods of isolation, learning loss, and more due to the pandemic.

As students return to school, our unique role is to bridge the gap and help our students reconnect to the classroom experience. We will assess the needs of our students and families, work to remove obstacles, connect students with resources and relationships, and deliver critically needed academic, behavior, coursework, and social-emotional support to help our young people reengage in learning.

Communities In Schools is also urgently working in schools and communities across the state to find missing students, help them overcome the challenges that have kept them away from school and empower them to get back on track for success in school and in life.

Now more than ever, we’re being called to reimagine public education and find new pathways for creating equitable learning conditions so that students – no matter their race, gender, zip code or income – have the same opportunity to succeed in schools and beyond.

Whether they are learning in the socially-distant classroom or from home, students are facing a school year like no other. They need more supports than ever before, and we are there. Our Student Support Specialists and College & Career Coaches are ready to re-engage vulnerable and marginalized students, making sure they show up or log-in to class, providing academic and social/emotional support, and connecting them with community resources when they or their family need help covering basic needs.

CLICK HERE to read about Joanna, a student who struggled to stay engaged during Covid-19 remote learning. Find out how her Student Support Specialist is preparing to re-engage her with in-person guidance & supports this school year.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring words of welcome from our Student Support Specialists and College & Career Coaches, who are readying their classrooms for the re-engagement process. Please follow along on our social channels to see this work in action, sign up for email updates and consider making a donation HERE to help us support students across the state.

CLICK HERE to read about Kevon. He has greatly benefited from in-person supports and is learning to control his emotions and communicate constructively with others.