Welcome to Communities In Schools of Texas. We are in the process of updating our website to provide information and resources for Communities In Schools (CIS) affiliates, their communities, and their partners. Learn more about us below and check back soon to explore our new website with information about our affiliates and the role they play in their communities.
Communities In Schools of Texas is a network of 28 CIS affiliates throughout the state of Texas. Together, this network serves over 95,000 students every year on almost 1,000 campuses in almost 150 school districts across Texas.
Click here to learn more and find a CIS affiliate in Texas.
At Communities In Schools, we work hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to surround our students with a caring network of support to help them stay in school and succeed in life. Among CIS case-managed students, 99% of potential dropouts stayed in school, 95% of seniors graduated, and 95% of K-11 students were promoted to the next grade.
To do this, CIS affiliates are supported through state and federal funds administered by the Texas Education Agency, corporate gifts, private foundations, local businesses and individuals, local fund raising events, and community partnerships. By helping our most vulnerable students stay in school and succeed in life, we are building stronger, healthier and more economically-stable communities.
Every dollar invested in CIS creates $11.60 of economic benefit for the local community.
We make a difference
Communities In Schools works directly inside public schools, helping vulnerable students and those with the greatest risk of dropping out.
We believe that every child needs and deserves:
1) A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
2) A safe place to learn and grow.
3) A healthy start and a healthy future.
4) A marketable skill to use upon graduation.
5) A chance to give back to peers and community.
By harnessing the available resources in the community, and then matching these services to each student’s needs, CIS is breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering students to create better lives, better communities and a better world.
Click here to learn more about how CIS helps children succeed.
“CIS plays an integral part in helping children succeed. Their constant commitment in helping provide important wraparound services and support to struggling students greatly benefits our schools. Schools simply cannot do it alone, and this unique nonprofit model partnership brings resources that we don’t have the capacity to secure alone. We are lucky to have our local affiliate, TEA and CIS National partner to work alongside our school district to help our students succeed.”
~TRISHA SHEFFIELD, LEWISVILLE ISD SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT & CIS VOLUNTEER MENTOR
CIS Across texas:
The Communities In Schools of Texas Statewide Network works to provide pathways of support to further the work of Communities In Schools of Texas and help unite affiliates through a stronger network.