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Title: Cities in Schools: A History of Partnerships, 1960-1995
Corporate Author: Cities in Schools, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Cities in Schools, Inc
Alexandria, VA 22314
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-JS-CX-0006
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Cities in Schools, Inc
1199 North Fairfax Street
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Cities in Schools (CIS) is the country's largest dropout prevention network; it links youth at risk of dropping out of school with the human services they need by relocating service providers into the schools and freeing the teachers to focus on helping students learn.
Abstract: CIS began in 1960. It originated in the finding that the dropout problem is tied to and perpetuated by the fragmentation of the health and human services intended for students and their families. It now has a headquarters and six regional offices. Local CIS programs are independently incorporated, nonprofit public-private partnership organizations. Each program has three elements: a local nonprofit corporation; a management team led by an executive director; and a new education, health, and human services delivery system that repositions or reassigns the community's service resources. Each program adapts the CIS process to its own. The partnerships address issues such as school attendance, literacy, job preparedness, adolescent pregnancy, alcohol and other drug abuse, low self-esteem, adolescent suicide, suppressed creativity, and school violence. Figures, photographs, list of programs and board members, list of contributors, and other background information
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Community resources; Interagency cooperation; School based family services; School delinquency programs; School dropouts; School health services
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