Research shows that kids who stay in school are more likely to achieve in life, so CIS surrounds students with a community of support proven to decrease dropout rates and increase high school graduations for Central Texas’ most challenged schools.

We do that through programs that support individual students, targeted populations and schools at large, creating a measurable impact on student success. In just the last three years, the percentage of students in our programs who are on track to graduate has increased by almost 20 percent, and we’re not done. With your help, we can empower every Central Texas student to achieve in life, making our community safer and more prosperous for all.

Our mission: Communities In Schools of Central Texas surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization. For 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures.  


CIS Reunion Video from CIS of Central TX on Vimeo.