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Communities In School of Lake County

  • Communities In School of Lake County
  • 100 W Chicago Ave.
    Suite G
  • East Chicago, IN 46312
  • 2193789114
  • Patricia Simes
  • Executive Director
  • 2193789114

Program Description

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Serving students from K-12 grades, CIS and school staff identify students at risk of not graduating; access the school and student needs; and create relationships to harness these needed resources. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess studentsâ?? needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers.


To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Less than 25%