The 2020-2021 school year began with many schools uncertain about their future amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some schools began service delivery virtually, the majority had students return to campus for the first time since the pandemic began. The year was full of challenges, including students switching between virtual and in-person learning, lack of vaccine availability, rising infection rates, and teacher shortages. Through it all, Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region was present to help guide, mentor, and encourage students while still providing crucial interventions.
During the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, more than 50,000 students had access to Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region through on-campus staff. 7,044 K-12 students benefited from individualized CISDR support, including tutoring, counseling, home visits, and parent intervention. Of these students:
- 84% improved in academics, behavior and/or attendance
- 99% were promoted to the next grade
- 94% of eligible seniors graduated
- 100% stayed in school