Who We Are Through a school-based coordinator and volunteers, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs. By providing students with a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities in Schools has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. What We Do Communities In Schools is the United States' largest dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Founded in 2001, Communities In Schools of Wayne County has achieved National Accreditation, demonstrating commitment to evidence-based practices and the highest standards of accountability.