• Communities in SchoolsCIS

     
    Mission Statement
    The mission of Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 
     

     

    The Five CIS Basics
    CIS believes that every child needs and deserves the following:
    1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
    2. A safe place to learn and grow
    3. A healthy start and a healthy future
    4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation , and
    5. A chance to give back to peers and community.
     
    Issues or Concerns that Solicit a CIS Student Recommendation
    • Grades
    • Attendance
    • Disruptive behavior
    • Emotional issues
    • Social challenges
    • Health problems
    • Disciplinary system involvement
    • Financial and/or legal problems
    • Need for skills enhancement and/or enrichment
    CIS and Confidentiality
    CIS services to students and families are confidential.  There are a few situations where CIS staff is required by law to break confidentiality and seek outside help. These situations are where:
    1. a student might be a danger to himself/herself;
    2. a student might be a danger to someone else; or
    3. a student reports having been hurt by someone else.
    Texas law requires any person who believes that  a child is being abused, neglected, or exploited to report the circumstances to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 252-5400. For non-emergencies, the reporting website is http://www.txabusehotline.org/