An organization that aims to help students overcome roadblocks to academic success is expanding its reach in Berks County.
Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that it has been awarded $991,793 in funding to expand its integrated student support model into six new school sites and expand services across Berks, Chester, Lehigh and Northampton counties. The money was provided by Communities In Schools’ national funding partner, Ballmer Group.
Communities In Schools provides supports to help students overcome an assortment of challenges ranging from learning disabilities to homelessness to bullying to untreated medical conditions to a lack of school supplies.
In Berks, the new funding will allow Communities In Schools to start programs at Mount Penn Elementary School in the Antietam School District and Gov. Mifflin High School.
The money will also be used to expand middle school services in the Brandywine Heights, Fleetwood and Kutztown school districts.
Elsewhere, new programs will be started in the Wilson Area School District in Northampton County, Lincoln Leadership Academy in Lehigh County and the Avon Grove School District in Chester County.
Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania was started in 1983 as part of the Communities In Schools national network, which consists of independent nonprofit organizations serving over 1.6 million students in 25 states and the District of Columbia.
Source: Berkshire mont