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    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), Houston/Galveston Institute (HGI), Westbury Baptist Church, Houston Real Men Read (HRMR), Memorial-Hermann/Sharpstown Clinic, Siemer program/ Family Houston, Backpack buddies-Houston Food Bank, and the Houston Furniture Bank.

    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 provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment, and other supportive services.

    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 call 713-778-3460 and ask for Ms. Zapata.