Communities In Schools is a dropout prevention program. Through campus-based programs and special projects, Communities In Schools creates a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources that work together to break down barriers and help students succeed.
Children cannot learn at their potential when they are in crisis or face significant non-academic needs. Most students who drop out of school are dealing with multiple problems that present barriers to their education: poverty, unattended health needs, hunger, an unemployed parent, domestic violence.
The founding principle of Communities In Schools is to establish one-on-one relationships with individual students in order to support them beyond obstacles to success in school.
Communities In Schools of Central Texas serves thousands of children and families every year, providing options where there once were none. Communities In Schools helps kids stay in school and become productive members of the Central Texas workforce and community.
Communities In Schools of Central Texas serves more than 50,000 clients annually and more than 6,000 children receive intensive services. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet the unique needs of Central Texas children, is the basis for our success. Of the students intensively served by Communities in Schools, 99% stay in school and 84% improve grades, attendance, or behavior.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization. For 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures.
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