|Dear Supporters and Friends,
This morning, we joined with principals, teachers and counseling staff to welcome back to school over 16,000 students in public middle and high schools across our city. Some students were excited to return to school, while others were understandably nervous to simply travel to school because of increased violence in their community over the summer. Whether it is with excitement or trepidation that students arrived at school today, CISLA site coordinators were there and will be there every day – before, during & after school – surrounding our students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
A HUGE thank you to those who participated in our Back to School Backpack Drive – we have received over $15,000 in donations and supplies!
We have begun delivering backpacks to schools and will continue to over the next several weeks, ensuring that students start school with the learning tools they need to succeed. If you haven’t yet participated, we invite you to join us by clicking here
Because of your support and volunteerism, this past June, 96% of CISLA seniors graduated on time with their class! We look forward to continuing our partnership with you as we enter this next year.