CIS National Office

CISU, Learning, and Events

Communities In Schools University

Communities In Schools University (CISU) is an online learning portal that connects the CIS network with learning opportunities that advance knowledge and teach critical information and skills.

The cornerstones of CISU are our Position Learning Pathways, which are targeted to specific job competencies and are designed for completion within the first three months of employment. Position Learning Pathways are comprised of self-paced eLearning courses that can be taken at any time. They are mobile friendly and will work on tablets and smartphones as well as desktop or laptop computers.

Additional information about CIS University can be found here:

CISU Bootcamps

Boot Camps are a 6-7 week intensive support event for network staff. Boot Camp courses are online and engage a cohort of your peers in learning across the network. Facilitation is coupled with interactive webinars and support throughout the Boot Camp duration.
Separate Virtual Boot Camps are offered throughout the year for site coordinators, program directors, and executive managers.

To register for one of CIS National’s pathways or for Orientation to Communities In Schools, please click on the link:

CISU Learning Pathway Registration Form

Weekly Briefing February 1, 2018

In this Edition:

Get Informed

  • Join Us for Virtual Institute on March 21

Stay Engaged

  • Hosting a Watch Party for Virtual Institute in March?

In Case You Missed It

  • New Year, New Name: The Impact Report is Coming Next Month
Join Us for Virtual Institute on March 21
Virtual Institute is back! Join us March 21, from 1-4 pm ET, for this virtual event. We will feature best practices on exploration, readiness, and access at all school levels related to helping students prepare for their post-high school paths.

Attendees will receive a toolkit to help bring these best practices back to the communities. Registration opens mid-February through CIS University (CISU).  If you don’t have a CISU account, visit to create your account.

Hosting a Watch Party for Virtual Institute in March?
Are you hosting a Watch Party for Virtual Institute? Let us know using this form.

You can attend a Watch Party as a solo attendee, too! Let us know using this form, and we’ll connect you with our Virtual Watch Party.

A select few affiliates and solo attendees will receive a surprise from the national office – register your Watch Party by February 28 to be entered to win!

Questions? Contact Ashlee Chapman at

Click on the links below to see what you missed last week. As a reminder, the National Resource Center password is empower:

Looking for an archive copy of a Weekly Briefing? 
Look no further! The National Resource Center hosts all previous editions of the Weekly Briefing, accessible through this link.
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You can access the National Resource Center here:
Password: empower