|[April 10, 2012]
Communities In Schools Announces Partnership with BoardSource
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Communities In Schools, the leading organization dedicated to empowering
students to stay in school and achieve in life, is proud to announce its
partnership with BoardSource, the leading provider of resources related
to exceptional nonprofit governance standards.
Through the partnership, the first in BoardSource's new organizational
membership program, Communities In Schools staff and volunteer leaders
across 200 state offices and local affiliates will be provided with
resources and a forum to share their experiences, perspectives, insight
Communities In Schools is the first organization to establish an
organizational membership with BoardSource, and the two organizations
will collect data in order to assess how this depth of engagement could
help strengthen the organizational membership program for other
"Through the BoardSource partnership, we anticipate building a vibrant
community of board leaders who learn collectively from each other and
whose governance standards are among the highest in our sector," said
Dan Cardinali, Communities In Schools national president.
Linda Crompton, CEO of BoardSource, said, "oardSource is excited to
embark on this journey with Communities In Schools. This partnership
will allow us to effectively and efficiently share our 23 years of
experience in exceptional governance practices with their entire network
magnifying the impact of those practices exponentially."
As a result of the partnership, every staff and board member of the
Communities In Schools network will also receive an individual
membership to BoardSource, as well as discounts on publications, tools,
trainings and products from BoardSource and their respected partners.
About Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support,
empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a
school-based site coordinator, Communities In Schools connects students
and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local
needs. Working in nearly 3,000 schools, in the most challenged
communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In
Schools serves more than 1.3 million young people and their families
every year. It has been shown through an independent evaluation to be
the nation's only dropout prevention organization proven to both
increase graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. Visit our website at www.communitiesinschools.org.
BoardSource supports, trains, and educates more than 60,000 nonprofit
board leaders from across the country each year. With more than 20 years
of experience, BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of
tools and resources, including webinars, in-person training sessions,
customized diagnostics, and original publications, to increase their
effectiveness and magnify the impact of their mission. BoardSource is a
501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit www.boardsource.org.
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