Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Our commitment to support students and families during school-building closures.

Our students, families and staff health and safety is our number one priority during this time. We are committed to continuing to support students and families and have adapted many of our supports during this time.

To help or volunteer please complete an interest form here. We are in need of help with distribution/delivery of food & basic resources.

To donate and support our commitment to the young people of Lakewood, visit our donation page here.

The Problem

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

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How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Lakewood is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 4 schools in Lakewood, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Lakewood, our 232 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 99%
    Stayed in School
  • 75%
    Improved Attendance
  • 87%
    Improved Behavior
  • 86%
    Improved Coursework

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