Building Support for Student Success


AASA collaborates with Communities In Schools (CIS) to design a targeted leadership strategies to enhance Social-Emotional and Academic Development (SEAD); thus, creating healthier school environments and improved outcomes for our target audience, at-risk students, particularly those living in poverty and students of color. The CIS model of integrated student supports is based on school-based coordination of broad community resources to meet the mental, physical and emotional needs of the whole child.

CIS Meeting Work

AASA understands that we must increase the understanding of school district and state superintendents of the power of student supports and and comprehensive approaches to young people to ameliorate the effects of poverty and social, health and economic inequalities that have negative consequences for school performance and lifelong implications for overall health, economic achievement, and incarceration.  

CIS Meeting Work 2

 Staff Contacts

 Kayla Jackson, Project Director

 Bryan Joffe, Project Director

 Updated July 2020