The Push

Inspiring New Film from Communities In Schools Demonstrates Life-Changing Impact of Empowering Students Through Personal Relationships

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Friday, September 23, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools® (CIS®), the national organization working to ensure every student, regardless of race, zip code, or history of marginalization has what they need to succeed in school and beyond, today released The Push, an inspiring new film that follows the relationship between a high school senior and a CIS site coordinator. The film provides an inside look at one of the many success stories unfolding in thousands of CIS schools across the country as a result of the work CIS and its coordinators do to connect students to caring adults and resources that transform their lives and their communities.

Key Points: 
  • Ja-Mez seemed likely to follow the path of many of his peers who did not finish high school.
  • "I want the audience to witness the unique and exceptional care we take in developing relationships with students we serve.
  • "Providing a community of support inside schools, building social-emotional skills, and removing barriers that stand in the way of our students, CIS empowers students to write their success story," said Rey Saldaa, president & CEO of Communities In Schools.
  • Together, we build a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni committed to building an equitable path to education for future generations.