about cities in schools Aurora
For more than 29 years, Cities In Schools Aurora has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. We are a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
We are actively engaged with policymakers, school staff, parents and business partners to ensure that Cities In Schools’ services are extended to as many K-12 students as possible and that those students have access to college.
Cities In Schools Aurora strives to create an environment in which all children can learn and succeed both academically and emotionally. Cities in Schools has been a driving force in bringing organizations together to benefit of Aurora’s youth and families. As an organization we strive to collaborate in projects with community partners that lay the foundation for a strong and prosperous community by helping children do better in school. We engage community social and health services providers to work as a team alongside teachers, principals, volunteers and mentors to provide the resources that children need, in school where the children are.
Our youth may need the kind of help and intervention that teachers aren’t typically equipped to provide: health care, drug use prevention, counseling or emotional support, family services, gang awareness and prevention.
Aurora is the second-largest city in Illinois with over 200,000 residents, located along the Fox River approximately 40 miles west of Chicago in Kane County. Aurora provides education to over 22,000 public school students in four school districts and five different cities and villages.
Cities In Schools Aurora cannot succeed without its community partners or the dedicated individuals who embrace us and work together on behalf of the community’s children.