Communities In Schools of Chesterfield earns accreditation

Communities In Schools of Chesterfield has earned accreditation through the national organization’s Total Quality System. This means that the practices, data, sites and effectiveness of CIS of Chesterfield have been thoroughly examined and found to meet the highest standards, a press release says.

Communities In Schools began in the 1970s, when Bill Milliken, then a youth advocate in New York City, came up with the idea of bringing community resources inside a public school building — where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable. Now the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools’ unique model positions a coordinator inside schools to assess needs and deliver necessary resources that remove barriers to success. For more information about Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, contact Jay Swedenborg at 717-9305 or


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