Nearly Half a Million Youth Drop Out of High School Each Year. Here's Why One Didn't.
Shyrome Walton, 18, lives in Opa-locka, Florida, a town that recently made the FBI's list of small cities with the highest violent crime rates in America.
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Community Leader, Elizabeth Mejia, Accepts National Role
After 20 years of service with Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS), 15 of those as President and CEO, Mejia announced that she has accepted the position of Organizational Director South with the national office of Communities In Schools.
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Inside South Florida – A Community Effort
Dave Aizer of WSFL interviews Elizabeth Mejia and Isabel Fernandez of CIS of Miami.
Communities in Schools of Miami is an affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, surrounding students with a community of support to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. We mobilize communities to address both academic and non-academic barriers to learning to help our students. Our unique, proven model positions site coordinators inside schools to mobilize community resources and deliver them directly to kids inside their schools. Services includes mentoring, tutoring, counseling, leadership development, and much more.
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Nearly Half a Million Youth Drop Out of High School Each Year. Here's Why One Didn't.


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