Orientation to
Communities In
Schools
By
John Roland
The Dropout Epidemic
in U.S.
• By many estimates, 1/3 to 1/4 of young
Americans are not graduating from high school or not...
Why Are Kids Dropping Out?
(Sources: The Silent Epidemic- Bridgeland et al- March 2006—Gates
Foundation
Compounded Impacts of
High School Non-Completion
Source: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent...
Community
Barriers
• Culture of Gangs
• Availability of
Drugs
• Violence
• Limited Social
Outlets
• Lack of Positive
Role ...
Education Pays
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years a...
Economic Benefits
of helping Dropouts
With an additional 30,000 HS graduates:
$242 million increased earnings
$191 million...
Communities In Schools:
The Solution to an
Epidemic
The Solution…
Communities In Schools Model
According to a third party evaluator with the
U.S. Department of Education “Wha...
The CIS Model
CIS Gets Results
91% of students monitored were promoted
84% of monitored seniors graduated
97% of students monitored as p...
Instructional
Programs
Non-
Instructional
Resources
Academically & Socially Vulnerable Students
Succeed when Schools & CIS...
Our visionis to empower
all students in Coweta County to
successfully prepare for life by
promoting the desire to learn an...
Our missionis
to champion the connection of
needed community resources
with schools to help young
people successfully lear...
The Five Basics
Communities In Schools believes that every
child needs and deserves these Five Basics:
• A one-on-one rela...
THE CIS PROCESS
Site Coordinators placed in local schools:
• Build strong relationships with students,
parents, educators ...
Communities In Schools works
within the public school system,
determining student needs and
establishing relationships wit...
Sustainable: The CIS national Total
Quality System (TQS) sets stringent
business standards.
Scalable: CIS aligns with educ...
2013 Coweta County Graduation Rates
East Coweta HS
Graduation Class: 634
Total Graduated: 504 and (130 did NOT)
Graduation...
Georgia High School Graduation Rates
Source: The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards.
Year Coweta...
Coweta Community Census
Data Crime in Coweta County
4-Year Graduation Rate, 2011
Georgia Coweta County
All 68% 75%
Asian 79% 58%
White 76% 80%
African-American 60% 63%
Hispan...
Why CIS in Coweta??
• Based on finding, EMSI, one of the nation’s
leading economic modeling firms, determined
that every $...
Coweta CIS history
• After the 2010 death of executive director
Bonnie Garrison, Coweta
County’s Communities In Schools pr...
John Roland--introduction
• Married to Amy, an RN at Cancer Treatment Centers of America
• 2 kids in the Coweta School sys...
Don & Janice Helms
Both mentored students at Elm Street Elementary and still
keep up with their students years later.
Betsy & Kermit Perry
• Wonderful example of Coweta County leaders
mentoring students.
• 1992—student at Central Middle Sch...
Services and Intervention
CIS aims to reach the source of
potential dropouts by weaving the
community„s already existing
r...
Local Coweta Services &
intervention
• Coweta Samaritan’s Clinic—Lou Graner
• One Roof Outreach—Ann Kerlin
• Bridging the ...
Will YOU partner with us to
better Coweta and our future??
Presentation given to the Board of the Communities in Schools of Coweta
Presentation given to the Board of the Communities in Schools of Coweta
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  1. 1. Orientation to Communities In Schools By John Roland
  2. 2. The Dropout Epidemic in U.S. • By many estimates, 1/3 to 1/4 of young Americans are not graduating from high school or not graduating with their peers. • Only 50% of African American, Hispanic and Native American students graduate on time. • Only about 42% of high school dropouts find gainful employment. • Increasing the high school completion rate by 1% would save the United States $1.4 billion annually in reduced costs associated with crime.
  3. 3. Why Are Kids Dropping Out? (Sources: The Silent Epidemic- Bridgeland et al- March 2006—Gates Foundation
  4. 4. Compounded Impacts of High School Non-Completion Source: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children. INDIVIDUALS THE COMMUNITY Lower Lifetime Earnings Reduced buying power & tax revenues; less economic growth Decreased health status; Higher mortality rates; More criminal activity Higher health care & criminal justice costs Higher teen pregnancy rates; Single motherhood Higher public services costs Less voting; Less volunteering Low rate of community involvement
  5. 5. Community Barriers • Culture of Gangs • Availability of Drugs • Violence • Limited Social Outlets • Lack of Positive Role Models Family Challenges • Low Expectations • Substance Abuse • Poverty • Unemployment • Family Crises School Challenges • Lack of Commitment • Negative Peer Pressure • Academic Failure • Behavior Problems Individual / Developmental Challenges • Low Self Esteem • Loneliness • Medical Problems • Social Isolation • Mental Health Needs • Court Involvement Non-Cognitive Stressors Facing Many Students8
  6. 6. Education Pays Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment. **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table 5. Quartiles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT & EMPLOYMENT Unemployment Rate* August 2013 Median Wkly Earnings** (& approx. annual) 15% 10% 5% 0% 0 200 600 1000 3.5 Bachelor’s Degree & Higher $1,189 ($61,828) 6.1 Some college/ Associate Degree $741 ($38,523) 7.6 HS Graduates, No College $651 ($33,852) 11.3 Less than a High School Diploma $457 ($23,764)
  7. 7. Economic Benefits of helping Dropouts With an additional 30,000 HS graduates: $242 million increased earnings $191 million increased spending This additional spending would support: $350 million increase in state gross product $18 million increase in state tax revenue Source: Alliance for Excellent Education. “The Economic Benefits of Helping High School Dropouts.” December 2012.
  8. 8. Communities In Schools: The Solution to an Epidemic
  9. 9. The Solution… Communities In Schools Model According to a third party evaluator with the U.S. Department of Education “What Works Clearing House” the Communities In Schools model is the ONLY program proven to increase graduation rates in the country.
  10. 10. The CIS Model
  11. 11. CIS Gets Results 91% of students monitored were promoted 84% of monitored seniors graduated 97% of students monitored as potential dropouts remained in school 78% of monitored students reduced their suspension rate 79% of monitored students improved their academic achievement How does CIS get these results…
  12. 12. Instructional Programs Non- Instructional Resources Academically & Socially Vulnerable Students Succeed when Schools & CIS Work Together • Basic Skills remediation • Personalized and blended learning curriculum • Teacher professional development • High expectations • Instructional support and interventions • Mentoring • Parent engagement • Health and nutrition • Behavior intervention • Mental health • Youth development • After school programs • Interpersonal Skill Development In Partnership 15
  13. 13. Our visionis to empower all students in Coweta County to successfully prepare for life by promoting the desire to learn and stay in school. C.I.S. Vision
  14. 14. Our missionis to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. C.I.S. Mission
  15. 15. The Five Basics Communities In Schools believes that every child needs and deserves these Five Basics: • A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult • A safe place to learn and grow • A healthy start and a healthy future • A marketable skill to use upon graduation • A chance to give back to peers and community
  16. 16. THE CIS PROCESS Site Coordinators placed in local schools: • Build strong relationships with students, parents, educators and community members. • Identify barriers that prevent students from succeeding in school. • Address barriers to student success by mobilizing community resources to meet students' needs • Empowering students to realize their potential. We know that when the needs of children are met, they can be free to learn and teachers can be free to teach.
  17. 17. Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. C.I.S. Goals
  18. 18. Sustainable: The CIS national Total Quality System (TQS) sets stringent business standards. Scalable: CIS aligns with education reform strategies on the local, state and national levels Effective: CIS incorporates evidence- based practice in services for youth focused on seven indicators. C.I.S. Goals
  19. 19. 2013 Coweta County Graduation Rates East Coweta HS Graduation Class: 634 Total Graduated: 504 and (130 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 79.5 percent Newnan HS Graduation Class: 612 Total Graduated: 464 and (148 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 75.82 percent Northgate HS Graduation Class: 463 Total Graduated: 398 and (65 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 85.96 percent
  20. 20. Georgia High School Graduation Rates Source: The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards. Year Coweta County State High School Graduation Rate 2009 N/A 58.6%* 2010 N/A 64.0%* 2011 74.9% 67.5% 2012 79.7% 69.7% Total * Approximations from Georgia Department of Education Statewide Number of High School Non-Grads 62,172 51,503 44,661 37,839 196,176 Almost 200K GA non-grads in 4 yrs
  21. 21. Coweta Community Census Data Crime in Coweta County
  22. 22. 4-Year Graduation Rate, 2011 Georgia Coweta County All 68% 75% Asian 79% 58% White 76% 80% African-American 60% 63% Hispanic 58% 68% Low-Income 59% 65% English Language Learners 32% 18%
  23. 23. Why CIS in Coweta?? • Based on finding, EMSI, one of the nation’s leading economic modeling firms, determined that every $1 invested in CIS produces an average of $11.60 in economic benefit for local communities. • $1 given = $11.60 gift to Coweta
  24. 24. Coweta CIS history • After the 2010 death of executive director Bonnie Garrison, Coweta County’s Communities In Schools program went dormant, but led by Kristy Lilly, Lisa Smith, Nancy Stone it has been relaunched. • AT&T recently presented Coweta County’s (CIS) organization with a $60,000 donation to support site coordinators at Coweta schools. • Coweta’s CIS board is preparing for their first community fund-raiser for the organization on Saturday, May 3, at the Hollis-McRitchie museum in Newnan.
  25. 25. John Roland--introduction • Married to Amy, an RN at Cancer Treatment Centers of America • 2 kids in the Coweta School system since 2006. • Active in Crossroads Church, DADS club at Northside Elementary, Cub Scouts, Little League, resident since 2006. • Previously a member of Newnan Kiwanis Club. • Visiting family in Newnan since 1995. • Expert fundraiser for 15 years—Pastor, Boy Scouts Exec, Kennesaw St Dir of Development, & Luther Rice U director
  26. 26. Don & Janice Helms Both mentored students at Elm Street Elementary and still keep up with their students years later.
  27. 27. Betsy & Kermit Perry • Wonderful example of Coweta County leaders mentoring students. • 1992—student at Central Middle School. At risk student. • Had never left Newnan area—took him to Braves game. Encouraged him, “showed him rather than told him.” • Gave him a sport coat as he successfully ran for Student Body President at Newnan High. • See him as a part of their family. • Continued to support him at Alabama State. • Now a successful middle school math teacher.
  28. 28. Services and Intervention CIS aims to reach the source of potential dropouts by weaving the community„s already existing resources together into a safety net that responds to each child holistically, creates a safer school environment and allows educators to perform to their fullest capacity.
  29. 29. Local Coweta Services & intervention • Coweta Samaritan’s Clinic—Lou Graner • One Roof Outreach—Ann Kerlin • Bridging the Gap—Allison Wallace • Grow & Learn Family Enrichment Program • Habitat for Humanity of Newnan/Coweta • Crossroads Church—ReNew Thrift Store • Boy Scouts—Mike Warren. Exploring partnership/Piedmont Newnan Hospital • Girls Scouts of America • Goodwill • Great church community support
  30. 30. Will YOU partner with us to better Coweta and our future??

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