Communities in Schools of Richmond Chooses Social Solutions’ ETO Software

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Software will be used for Richmond’s Promise Neighborhood Program

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“By better tracking and documenting the quality of the program with ETO software, we can provide our community with the tools and services that empower more students to stay in school and achieve more with their lives."

Social Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human and social services, announced today that Communities In Schools (CIS) of Richmond, an organization that aims to help children stay in school by identifying and addressing the unmet needs of children and families, is using Social Solutions Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software for its Promise Neighborhood initiative. CIS Richmond aims to enhance overall performance by tracking all outcomes and adjusting programs accordingly.

The Promise Neighborhood initiative is part of a nationwide effort by the Department of Education to end generational poverty, improve children’s achievement in school, and provide young people and their parents with opportunities associated with neighborhoods with greater resources.

Inspired by the Promise Neighborhood initiative and the Harlem Children’s Zone model, Richmond’s Promise Neighborhood will offer children and their families a “cradle to career pipeline” of support while strengthening community bonds.

To better reach this goal, Richmond’s Promise Neighborhood will be using ETO software to accurately track and document the effectiveness of its programs and adjust service provision as the data indicates. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is also working in conjunction with CIS of Richmond to implement and manage ETO software.

“We want to see our Promise Neighborhood program ultimately transform lives in the Richmond area,” said Suzanne Keeley, vice president of development, CIS of Richmond. “By better tracking and documenting the quality of the program with ETO software, we can provide our community with the tools and services that empower more students to stay in school and achieve more with their lives.”

“The Harlem Children’s Zone and Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods models are prime examples of how performance management can support the success of community collaborative initiatives,” said Adrian Bordone, co-founder of Social Solutions. “We are pleased that the CIS of Richmond will be extending this effort by running evidence-based programs with ETO software.”

About Social Solutions
Social Solutions is the leading provider of performance management software for human services, connecting efforts to outcomes, people to social services, and service providers and communities to funders. The company’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software goes beyond case management, and enables public, private, and nonprofit organizations, such as Harlem Children’s Zone®, Catholic Charities, Annie E. Casey Foundation, HUD, and cities such as Boston and Hartford to collaborate, save time, and improve service quality and effectiveness. Thousands of service providers, collaboratives, funders, evaluators, and government organizations use ETO software as they work with over 4 million participants each day.
http://www.socialsolutions.com / 443-460-3404 / moreinfo(at)socialsolutions(dot)com

About Communities In Schools of Richmond
In partnership with Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools, Communities In Schools of Richmond identifies the most critical needs of students K-12 and their families and locates and coordinates community resources, dedicated volunteers and agencies to serve in partnership with the schools. CIS ensures that the work of these outside agencies and volunteers is interconnected and integrated, providing the support students need the most The Richmond Promise Neighborhood initiative is supported by CIS of Richmond, which is one of more than 200 nonprofit affiliates of the Communities In Schools Network, the largest stay-in-school network in the United States. The organization works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources with the ultimate goal of helping students find engagement in their communities and graduate ready for college. http://www.cisofrichmond.org/

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