Communities In Schools of Indiana received a $30,000 grant from State Farm to continue its work of providing comprehensive support services to schools and individual students.
Communities In Schools of Indiana serves more than 37,000 students by placing site coordinators in schools to identify the needs of the student as well as the school. Those students attend 27 schools in six Central Indiana school districts. Since the onset of the pandemic, site coordinators have increased home visits and home food deliveries as well as managed the food pantry. In addition, site coordinators also work with teachers and school leaders to identify challenges students face at school or at home.
“Our work has stretched far beyond the school wall to ensure our students (and their families) continue with some type of normalcy in their education and their lives,” said Darlene Vaughn, executive director of Communities In Schools of Indiana.