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The mission of Communities In Schools Dallas Region, Inc. is to help students at risk of failure stay in school, achieve academically and graduate, to become productive and contributing members of our communities.
Taking into account both the physical and emotional wellness of the child, CIS Dallas Region uses an individualized case-management approach to work with at-risk children. Services provided to children and their families by our professional staff include:
Supportive Guidance: One-on-one and/or group services that address individualize students' needs. Areas of focus may include attendance, attitude and behavior, mentoring, peer mediation and violence-prevention groups.
Educational Enhancement: Providing support in all educational areas as needed to encourage student achievement and success in their school experience.
Health and Human Services: Services that promote the increase of health and hygiene and coordinate the delivery of social services such as medical and dental care, school supplies and clothing, and other basic needs assistance in conjunction with other community service providers. Activities may include: agency referrals; clothing; school supplies; food distribution; basic nutrition and hygiene classes; dental health care; eye exams and provision of glasses; sponsorship of health fairs and preventative screenings; and victims of crime assistance.
Parental and Family Support: Providing services and activities that increase the participation of parents in their students' educational experience. Activities may include home visits; individual consultation and support; college information nights; parent appreciation events; and parenting-skills classes.
Pre-employment Training: Services planned and conducted to promote career awareness, job readiness skills and attainment of employment. Activities may include career exploration, employment skills training, internships and job shadowing opportunities. Job postings also are available to students' family members.
Cultural Enrichment: Services that provide positive social, cultural, recreational and interpersonal experiences to broaden and expand students' life understanding. Activities may include after-school clubs, computer technology camps, field trips, multicultural programs and social skills training. Intercession and summer programs further expand these enrichment activities.
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