Our Story

Our Mission at Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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At Communities In Schools, everything we do is guided by the "Five Basics" which are a set of essentials every child needs and deserves. 

  • A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A healthy start and a healthy future
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A chance to give back to peers and community

Our Model

Struggling students and their families have difficulty navigating the maze of private and public services. Although there may be resources in the community, rarely is there someone on the ground to connect these resources with schools and students that need them most. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS brings community resources into schools to improve success for all students by removing barriers from vulnerable students at risk of dropping out, keeping kids in schools and on the path to graduation and leveraging evidence, relationships and local resources to drive results.