Presentation given to the Board of the Communities in Schools of Coweta

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Presentation I gave to the Board of the Communities in Schools of Coweta/Newnan


  • Orientation to Communities In Schools

    By John Roland

  • The Dropout Epidemic in U.S.By many estimates, 1/3 to 1/4 of young Americans are not graduating from high school or not graduating with their peers. Only 50% of African American, Hispanic and Native American students graduate on time. Only about 42% of high school dropouts find gainful employment. Increasing the high school completion rate by 1% would save the United States $1.4 billion annually in reduced costs associated with crime.

  • Why Are Kids Dropping Out?(Sources: The Silent Epidemic- Bridgeland et al- March 2006Gates Foundation

  • Compounded Impacts of High School Non-CompletionSource: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of Americas Children.

    INDIVIDUALSTHE COMMUNITYLower Lifetime EarningsReduced buying power & tax revenues; less economic growth

    Decreased health status; Higher mortality rates; More criminal activityHigher health care & criminal justice costs

    Higher teen pregnancy rates; Single motherhoodHigher public services costs

    Less voting; Less volunteeringLow rate of community involvement

  • Non-Cognitive Stressors Facing Many Students*

  • Education PaysSource: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment.**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Table 5. Quartiles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers.

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT & EMPLOYMENTUnemployment Rate*August 2013Median Wkly Earnings** (& approx. annual)15% 10%5%0%020060010003.5Bachelors Degree & Higher$1,189 ($61,828)6.1Some college/ Associate Degree$741 ($38,523)7.6HS Graduates, No College$651 ($33,852)11.3Less than a High School Diploma$457 ($23,764)

  • Economic Benefits of helping DropoutsWith an additional 30,000 HS graduates:$242 million increased earnings$191 million increased spending

    This additional spending would support:$350 million increase in state gross product$18 million increase in state tax revenueSource: Alliance for Excellent Education. The Economic Benefits of Helping High School Dropouts. December 2012.

  • Communities In Schools: The Solution to an Epidemic

  • The Solution Communities In Schools Model According to a third party evaluator with the U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearing House the Communities In Schools model is the ONLY program proven to increase graduation rates in the country.

  • The CIS Model

  • CIS Gets Results 91% of students monitored were promoted 84% of monitored seniors graduated 97% of students monitored as potential dropouts remained in school78% of monitored students reduced their suspension rate79% of monitored students improved their academic achievement How does CIS get these results

  • Instructional Programs

    Non-Instructional ResourcesAcademically & Socially Vulnerable Students Succeed when Schools & CIS Work TogetherBasic Skills remediationPersonalized and blended learning curriculumTeacher professional developmentHigh expectationsInstructional support and interventionsMentoringParent engagementHealth and nutritionBehavior interventionMental healthYouth development After school programsInterpersonal Skill DevelopmentIn Partnership*

  • Our vision is toempower all students in Coweta County to successfully prepare for life by promoting the desire to learn and stay in school.

    C.I.S. Vision

  • Our mission is tochampion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. C.I.S. Mission

  • The Five Basics Communities In Schools believes that every child needs and deserves these Five Basics:A one-on-one relationship with a caring adultA safe place to learn and growA healthy start and a healthy futureA marketable skill to use upon graduationA chance to give back to peers and community

  • THE CIS PROCESSSite Coordinators placed in local schools: Build strong relationships with students, parents, educators and community members.Identify barriers that prevent students from succeeding in school.Address barriers to student success by mobilizing community resources to meet students' needsEmpowering students to realize their potential.We know that when the needs of children are met, they can be free to learn and teachers can be free to teach.

  • Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. C.I.S. Goals

  • Sustainable: The CIS national Total Quality System (TQS) sets stringent business standards.Scalable: CIS aligns with education reform strategies on the local, state and national levels Effective: CIS incorporates evidence-based practice in services for youth focused on seven indicators.

    C.I.S. Goals

  • 2013 Coweta County Graduation RatesEast Coweta HS Graduation Class: 634 Total Graduated: 504 and (130 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 79.5 percentNewnan HS Graduation Class: 612 Total Graduated: 464 and (148 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 75.82 percentNorthgate HS Graduation Class: 463 Total Graduated: 398 and (65 did NOT) Graduation Rate: 85.96 percent

  • Georgia High School Graduation RatesSource: The Governors Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards.* Approximations from Georgia Department of EducationAlmost 200K GA non-grads in 4 yrs

    YearCoweta CountyState High School Graduation Rate2009N/A58.6%*2010N/A64.0%*201174.9%67.5%201279.7%69.7%Total

    StatewideNumber of High School Non-Grads62,17251,50344,66137,839196,176

  • Coweta Community Census Data Crime in Coweta County

  • 4-Year Graduation Rate, 2011

    GeorgiaCoweta CountyAll68%75%Asian79%58%White76%80%African-American60%63%Hispanic58%68%Low-Income59%65%English Language Learners32%18%

  • Why CIS in Coweta??Based on finding, EMSI, one of the nations leading economic modeling firms, determined that every $1 invested in CIS produces an average of $11.60 in economic benefit for local communities.$1 given = $11.60 gift to Coweta

  • Coweta CIS historyAfter the 2010 death of executive director Bonnie Garrison, Coweta Countys Communities In Schools program went dormant, but led by Kristy Lilly, Lisa Smith, Nancy Stoneit has been relaunched. AT&T recently presented Coweta Countys (CIS) organization with a $60,000 donation to support site coordinators at Coweta schools.Cowetas CIS board is preparing for their first community fund-raiser for the organization on Saturday, May 3, at the Hollis-McRitchie museum in Newnan.

  • John Roland--introductionMarried to Amy, an RN at Cancer Treatment Centers of America2 kids in the Coweta School system since 2006.Active in Crossroads Church, DADS club at Northside Elementary, Cub Scouts, Little League, resident since 2006. Previously a member of Newnan Kiwanis Club. Visiting family in Newnan since 1995. Expert fundraiser for 15 yearsPastor, Boy Scouts Exec, Kennesaw St Dir of Development, & Luther Rice U director

  • Don & Janice HelmsBoth mentored students at Elm Street Elementary and still keep up with their students years later.

  • Betsy & Kermit PerryWonderful example of Coweta County leaders mentoring students.1992student at Central Middle School. At risk student. Had never left Newnan areatook him to Braves game. Encouraged him, showed him rather than told him. Gave him a sport coat as he successfully ran for Student Body President at Newnan High. See him as a part of their family.Continued to support him at Alabama State.Now a successful middle school math teacher.

  • Services and InterventionCIS aims to reach the source of potential dropouts by weaving the communitys already existing resources together into a safety net that responds to each child holistically, creates a safer school environment and allows educators to perform to their fullest capacity.

  • Local Coweta Services & interventionCoweta Samaritans ClinicLou GranerOne Roof OutreachAnn KerlinBridging the GapAllison WallaceGrow & Learn Family Enrichment ProgramHabitat for Humanity of Newnan/CowetaCrossroads ChurchReNew Thrift StoreBoy ScoutsMike Warren. Exploring partnership/Piedmont Newnan HospitalGirls Scouts of AmericaGoodwillGreat church community support

  • Will YOU partner with us to better Coweta and our future??

    ****Roll those dollars up and what happens to the individual and to the community. Lower Lifetime Earnings can mean a difference of million dollars or more for the individualReduced Buying Power businesses are concerned about this. Think of what it could also man in reduced tax revenues. School systems use the SPLOST to renovate and build schoolsDecreased Health Status-- Raises many health issuesHigher Health Care-80% of folks in prison dont have a HS diploma; contributes to increased costHigher Teen Pregnancy Rates- How many 15 19 year olds in your community have their 1st baby or even their 2nd baby? Realizing that a mother is a childs first teacher, they are not always the best teacher, especially when a young teenage mother. Again, you will see some of those numbers in the KidsCount data we will shareHigher Public Service Costs Less Voting and Volunteering Less Community Involvement This impacts the infrastructure of a community

    * This comparison of the impact of education on income and unemployment rates, shows less education means higher unemployment rates and lower average earnings. When you look at the income f