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Attendance Works

The mission of Attendance Works is to advance student success by reducing chronic absence. Attendance Works is an action research project, moving vertically from local environments to national policy-making. Working in over two-dozen school districts, 30 states and in collaboration with 60 national organizations, Attendance Works uses continuous quality improvement to evaluate gaps in knowledge and capacity building. Constant assessment of interventions leads to updated and new tools and approaches in reducing chronic absence.


“Without Community Initiatives, California would not see the impact of hundreds of beneficial projects. They are an important part of our nonprofit landscape.”
Pamela H. David Executive Director, Walter and Elise Haas Fund