Have a child(ren) who attend public school, or maybe you know of someone who does.
Are there ever times when those parents or caregivers are like "I wish there would be more help for my child" You go to school asking for more help this or that is going on. Lets say your child is being bullied... many times you hear that people even teachers will do nothing about this. Which is completely wrong. You may ask yourself can I get more help and the answer very well maybe YES!
Community in Schools is a non-profit organization that address the needs of students in public schools. Schools can only do so much and if your child(ren) need more help you have to look other places. Unfortuntaley these places cost and one might not be able to afford to get the needed help for your child. Thats a great thing about Community in Schools they can help. Community in Schools is not offered at all public schools, but if your school does have this that is great. This organization can help your youngster or older child when they need it.
This organization will find out what programs are most needed by giving a survey with 65 questions. Which include nutrition, bullying, hygiene, sexual development, anger management, healthy living, and making good choices. You do not have to participate in the survey, but the more students whom do the better resorces the school can get for our children. When Community in Schools has all the info they contact neighborhood partners to obtain services most needed.
Community in Schools is avaliable in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
If you are looking for a Community in Schools in your area you can check out their web site www.Communityinschools.org. Illinois has 2 of these organizations one in Aurora and the other in Chicago.
Palmer Elementary of Chicago is one of the newest partners with the Community in Schools Chicago location
Wondering how one can help out. There are different ways you can donate money, also if you have a business that may help the children that can help and also to let everyone know what a good thing Community in Schools does