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Commitment to Schools in Tempe & Kyrene (C2S) serves as a broker of services to local public schools. We assist with identifying the needs of individual schools and locate existing community resources to help address those needs. Funds raised are used to sponsor some of these services: early literacy, counseling, parent outreach & education, pre-school readiness, health and wellness, and family resource centers.


2015 C2S Breakfast – Councilmember David Schapira


The mission of Commitment to Schools in Tempe and Kyrene is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Students in Tempe and Kyrene will complete school and be prepared for success as an adult.

Our Philosophy

  • The philosophy of C2S is to coordinate efforts through the cooperation of individuals, organizations and service providers, whose focus is to ensure that every child has an opportunity to experience success.
  • Our community includes families, neighbors, friends, associations, churches, media, youth organizations, businesses, and public institutions who help us accomplish our goal on behalf of students.


  • Coordinates community resources at the school site, or in an accessible location.
  • Serves families in the Tempe and Kyrene school districts through a collaboration with leaders in education, business, social service and government.
  • Members of the community who serve on an advisory advisory board represent many sectors of the community who are committed to assuring that a full range of medical, social, recreational, and educational services are available as identified through our school and community partnerships.

Services & Programs

  • Thrive to Five – Offering parenting classes and early child development support for children birth to five.  Funded by a grant from First Things First classes, actvities and resources are available including family resource centers located in five Tempe schools.
  • Tempe Coalition – A variety of community members working together to reduce underage drinking and drug use in Tempe.  Funded by grants from Drug Free Communities and Mercy Maricopa Interegrated, efforts of these dedicated individuals have incorporated a new social host ordinance as well as the 21 or Too Young campaign.