Communities In Schools

Communities in School


Mission Statement:

The mission of Communities In Schools of Mancelona is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Vision Statement:

Every child in our community graduates from high school, prepared for future education, work, and life.


CIS of Mancelona believes every child needs and deserves the Five Basics:

  1. A one-to-one relationship with a caring adult;
  2. A safe place to learn and grow;
  3. A healthy start on life;
  4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation;
  5. A chance to give back to peers and community

Since 2001, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Mancelona provides both prevention and intervention services to students and families with a primary goal of increasing graduation rates in Mancelona. As a non-profit organization, CIS of Mancelona achieved all CIS organization, business and site operations standards (TQS) and in November 2010 became recognized as a Nationally Accredited CIS Affiliate Organization. CIS of Mancelona was the first affiliate in the State of Michigan to achieve National Accreditation.

By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS of Mancelona provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.


Learn more about Communities In Schools of Mancelona at their website:


CIS Newsletter Spring 2012




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