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  • Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas

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Mission Statement

To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Description

Three beliefs undergird the work of CIS:
 First, we believe that many students - especially those who live in poverty - bring to school external challenges that undermine their potential for academic success;
 Second, we believe that connecting community resources with schools provides these students with the tools they need to be successful; and
 Third, we believe that change for student success happens within the context of relationships with well-trained, caring adults. Communities In Schools places full-time social service professionals on public school campuses to strategically align and deliver needed resources so that students can focus on learning. Using a research-proven case management model, these professionals assess student needs, collaborate with the students and their families to develop individualized service plans, and implement these plans through a combination of brokered services, supported referrals, and the direct provision of services and supports. CIS brings mentors, afterschool programs, tutors, and AmeriCorps members to the campus to support our case managed students.

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