We can’t do it alone!
Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We hope this site serves as a useful resource for all of us who are working together to help kids stay in school and prepare for life.
What we do:
Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) is the only program in the Houston area providing a campus-based approach to empowering kids to stay in school and achieve in life. Since 1979, CIS has been making a difference in improving the stay-in-school and graduation rates of local Houston schools.
CIS’ strategy for empowering students to stay in school is to place a full-time Project Manager on the school campus to deliver a variety of services or referrals that include CIS’ six-core components: supportive guidance and counseling, academic support, health and human services, career awareness, parental involvement, and cultural enrichment opportunities. All services are tailored to fit the students’ particular needs.
By providing students with a one-on-one-relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and future, a marketable skill upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
Why it is important:
Every year 1.2 million students drop out of school. What that means is every nine seconds, a student in America loses his or her path to a better future. By empowering students to achieve in school and life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.
Communities In Schools of Houston, Inc.
1235 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008