Change The Picture Campaign

In Philadelphia, we are Changing The Picture of Education!

Communities In Schools has launched the Change The Picture campaign to raise awareness about the alarming number of students who drop out of school each year in America, but the story doesn’t end there. It gets better. Communities In Schools of Philadelphia joins our national office and affiliates around the country to vividly illustrate how we #ChangeThePicture for at-risk students. Our model ensures students are placed with caring adults who provide basic and critical community resources to ensure that our students succeed. Click here to view the press release.

Change The Picture Video
In this heart-warming video, produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris and photos by renowned photographer David Harriman, our students tell their stories like no one else can. You will also hear from the extraordinary individuals who run our programs- our dedicated site coordinators. Thanks to their one-on-one relationships with students and collaborative relationships with community partners, the barriers to success in and outside of school for our students have been dramatically reduced. View the video below.

CIS Spring 2014 Report: Changing The Picture of Education in Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s Education Report is now available just in time for graduation. You will get an up close look at some of our amazing students, dedicated site coordinators, our visionary leadership including local statistics about our students. See what we are doing to #ChangeThePicture for at-risk students and their families in Philadelphia. Download the report here.

Infographics That Tell the Story
Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of school. What that means is every 26 seconds, a student in America loses his or her path to a better future. By helping students stay in school, find the job of their dreams, and succeed in life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. After all, each child is our child, and our collective future. Click below to see our infographics, including the national and local data that drives the work of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia.