Communities In Schools of the Nation's Capital

Communities In School (CIS) is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. CIS provides "wrap-around" services in an affordable, sustainable way. By bringing caring adults into public schools to address children’s unmet needs, teachers are free to teach and students — many in jeopardy of dropping out — are free to focus on learning. CIS of the Nation’s Capital delivers, through a school-based resource coordinator, interventions that improve student achievement by connecting students with community resources to meet their academic and social service needs.

Office location: 

3121 South St NW
Washington, DC



Support services: 

Life skills
Parent engagement
Social support

DCPS schools served: 

  • Browne Education Campus
  • Hart Middle School
  • Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson
  • Spingarn High School

Hours of Operation: 

Before school
During school
After school

Days of Operation: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Months of Operation: 

Academic school year

DC wards served: 

1, 5, 8

Ages served: 


Grades served: