ERIC Number: ED182364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Program. Cities In Schools (CIS).
Cities in Schools, Inc., Washington, DC.
Cities In Schools (CIS) is a program that integrates the delivery of social and educational services to inner city families in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Houston, Washington, New York, and Oakland. It is the contention of CIS that the problems of urban youth are attributable not to a lack of resources but to the manner in which services are delivered. CIS combats this by integrating and personalizing a wide range of social and educational services, employing the school as a focal point for their delivery. Although the CIS model varies from city to city, the project in Oakland, California, serves to illustrate the general approach. In 1978, after negotiation with the Superintendent of Public Schools, a task force was assembled to direct the implementation effort. Elementary, junior high, and high schools were identified as feeder schools, which now provide students for the project. The students are divided into "family" units, each of which has a teacher, one or two youth coordinators, and a staff representative from local (public or private) social service agencies. Funds for the project come from both private and governmental sectors. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cities in Schools, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)