Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion
We live in a vast and varied state—both in geography and in ideology. Sometimes it can be challenging to come together physically and intellectually and find common ground.
But we believe there’s one goal we can all agree on—our kids deserve the freedom and opportunity to achieve in the classroom and beyond regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic background.
We are responsible for creating a community that empowers every child and teen to discover and become the most authentic, successful, fulfilled, joyful version of themselves.
At Communities In Schools, we commit daily to creating inclusive environments that celebrate the unique perspectives, experiences, attitudes, beliefs, and backgrounds that shape our students. We encourage you to read our CIS of Nevada Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion (DEBI) statement where we talk about why we are stronger when we embrace our differences:
Total Quality System Standards
Communities In Schools of Nevada is committed to building healthy affiliates that are rooted in the community for the long haul. Each affiliate adheres to our national set of standards, known as Total Quality System (TQS). These standards ensure that our affiliates provide programs and implement strategies whose effectiveness has been proven through research.
As part of TQS, Communities In Schools embeds site coordinators at partner schools. These Communities In Schools staff members assess the needs of the school and coordinate the delivery of needed support and resources where students can access them with greatest ease – right on the school campus. Both Level I school-wide services, such as career fairs and clothing drives, and Level II services, such as individual counseling, case management, and mentoring, are delivered at each of these school campuses.
When a Communities In Schools affiliate meets all of the TQS standards, it receives national recognition as an accredited affiliate. Currently, our Southern Nevada affiliate has achieved this national accreditation status. Our Northeastern Nevada affiliate will undergo its accreditation review from our national organization this year.
For more information on Total Quality System, please visit quality network.