Giving Back: Communities in Schools

In support of Communities In Schools Los Angeles, Joseph joined creative forces with the CISLA executive director, Deborah Marcus, and photographer and director, Mark Leibowitz to create a powerful film to help champion their messaging, fund-raising efforts and programming.

“The project was already a special endeavor I wanted to be a part of, but the more I spoke with the students, and hearing that at the top of their wish list was just to level the playing field and have a fighting chance at opportunity, I was deeply moved by their individual stories and wanted to help further.”

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention organization. Working nationally with 1.3 million students in 27 states, CIS is the only organization proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates in the schools in which they serve. Since its founding in 2007, CIS of Los Angeles has grown to serve over 16,000 students and families per year at 18 traditional, Title 1 public schools across LAUSD, with 5,200 students having received individual case management.

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Your tax-deductible gift to Communities In Schools will help connect students in need with caring adults, community resources, and support systems to keep them in school and on track to graduation. When provided with one-on-one support, 99% of our most at-risk kids stay in school, but many more need help.