Big Sisters (BBBS) of Houston. Big Brothers
Communities in Schools (CIS) partners with McNamara Elementary. The mission of CIS is to provide and coordinate student assistance services at the school campus in order to best meet the physical and emotional needs of at-risk students and to empower these students to remain in school. Communities in Schools also help families with basic needs such as utilities, food, and clothing.
CIS works with other partners to help provide these services. Currently there are (10) ten partnerships actively working with the students at McNamara Elementary.
These partnerships are Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP). Big Brothers Big Sisters(BBBS) , Houston/Galveston Institute (HGI), Westbury Baptist Church, Dare to Dream (DTD), sponsored by the Harris Foundation, Houston Real Men Read (HRMR), and Legacy Behavior Health Services, University of Saint Thomas mentoring program, and Houston Baptist University mentoring program.
The FGP was founded through the Jewish Community Center of Houston. The FGP is designed to help establish a positive and productive environment for our schools and communities.
The FGP consist of grandparents, ages 60 and above, who provide tutoring, mentoring, enrichment, and other supportive services.
We are also happy to have Big Brothers
Big Sisters create successful one-to-one mentoring relationships for all local children who need and want them resulting in better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. BBBS serve more than 2,000 local children each year with mentors. The mentoring relationships have a measurable impact on children. A national study found that children in the BBBS program are less likely to skip school, less likely to try drugs and alcohol, less likely to use violence to solve problems, and are more likely to get along with their families.
The Houston/Galveston Institute offers therapy and consultation services for all age groups including individuals, couples, families, and groups and for a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems.
For more information concerning the services that CIS provides, please 713-446-3686 or 713-778-3460.