The training and experience of Communities In Schools site coordinators varies throughout the network, although most have extensive experience and educational background in youth development. Many of our site coordinators are former teachers and school staff, social workers, AmeriCorps members, or lifelong mentors and volunteers. All are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students.
Once hired, Communities In Schools site coordinators receive a comprehensive orientation and training for their specific roles and responsibilities. This rigorous, required training program includes:
- Building community partnerships
- Student and family needs assessment
- Data collection and reporting
- Effective school coordination