Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) has served at-risk students in the Greater Houston Area since 1979. CIS is a campus-based, nonprofit organization providing direct services and resources to under-served children with unmet needs. By surrounding them with a community of support, CIS empowers students to stay in school and achieve in life.
Working alongside the Aldine, Alief, Houston and Spring school districts, CIS is able to touch the lives of over 30,000 students and their families annually. To maximize resources and prevent duplication, CIS partners with nearly 300 agencies – bringing community expertise directly to the school campus.
Through school-based coordination, Communities In Schools of Houston connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local 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 a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and the community, CIS has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
For more information, you may contact Lorie Espinoza or Jesusa Perez by e-mail or call the school at 713-924-1800.