OUR MISSION IS TO SURROUND STUDENTS WITH A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT, EMPOWERING THEM TO STAY IN SCHOOL AND ACHIEVE IN LIFE. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS WE PROVIDE A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO MEET OUR STUDENTS' NEEDS. 

CIS Case management

We use an evidence-based approach to meet our students' and communities' needs. On all of our partner campuses we place a highly trained social service professional to provide academic, behavioral, attendance, and social support. Every student that we serve through our core CIS program is assessed and has a personalized service plan created to meet their individual needs. Our CIS team then walks along side the students to ensure that they are empowered and on the path towards success.

For more information please contact Kaley Eggers below

Workforce Solutions-HOT youth services

Our Workforce Development program provides career coaching to youth ages 16-24, both in and out of school, to assist them in educational attainment and reaching their post secondary goals. We accomplish this through academic assistance, GED preparation, career exploration, assistance with entry into post-secondary education, and job placement opportunities.

For more information please contact Kayla Zollinger below

Community Youth Development (CYD)

The CYD program provides juvenile delinquency prevention services to youth in the 76707 zip code in Waco. Program services include youth leadership development, mentoring, academic support, and the Youth Advisory Committee. 

For more information please contact Erin Montgomery below

Play2Learn 

Play2Learn  provides a safe and dynamic learning environment for students during the after school time. This program is available at three Waco ISD schools: Brook Avenue Elementary, Provident Heights Elementary, and West Avenue Elementary. 

For more information please contact Erin Montgomery below

Tutoring and Mentoring

We believe that all children need a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult. Mentoring and tutoring give the community a chance to get involved and invest in the lives of our youth.

For more information about mentoring contact Courtney Powell below

For more information about Tutoring contact Ethan Talley below

Americorps

Our AmeriCorps program brings in enthusiastic and passionate volunteers from the community to serve our students as on-campus mentors during an 11-month term of service . CIS-HOT AmeriCorps Members receive professional development, gain leadership skills, and make lasting change in our community. Members may receive a living stipend and education award at the end of the term of service.

For more information please contact Meredith Donovan below

Americorps VIsta

Through our AmeriCorps VISTA program, passionate and dedicated individuals volunteer a year of service with CIS-HOT. From fundraising and grant writing to volunteer recruitment and outreach our VISTA members each take on a specific role to help us meet our organizational goals. VISTA members receive a living stipend, healthcare allowance, and an education award upon completion of their service year.

For more information please contact Courtney Powell below