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Communities In Schools of Lake County

  • Communities In Schools of Lake County
  • 100 W Chicago Ave.
    Suite G
  • East Chicago, IN 46312
  • 219-378-9114
  • Patricia Simes
  • Executive Director
  • 2193789114

Program Description

How It Works

Communities in Schools always work at the invitations of the school superintendent, and in partnership with public schools.

Communities In Schools of Lake County seeks to understand and address the underlying reason why kids are unable to focus on learning. Whether kids need eyeglasses, tutoring, nutritious food, or just a safe place to be, Communities In Schools provides the programs and services or finds the resources, and delivers them to the young people right inside schools where kids spend their days.

Our Work

Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school. Communities In Schools works within the school system to address the underlying factors that impede student success. Our organization is actively engaged with policymakers, school staff, parents and business partners to ensure that Communities In Schools' services are extended to as many K-12 students as possible and that those students have access to college.

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


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%