In 2021, Communities In Schools of Central Texas officially began the All in for Kids campaign, a $17.6 million campaign to establish a permanent home and provide critical support for strategic programming to serve more Central Texas students.
A one-time gift is a fantastic way to embark on our journey to a new home with us, and to commit to supporting the programs that impact and uplift the students of Central Texas. A one-time gift of at least $3,000 will be recognized on the donor walkway at the CIS Central Office and Training Center.
A yearly pledge of $1,000 or more (with a minimum commitment of 3 years) ensures that your support is steadfast and sustainable. Multi-year pledges totaling a minimum of $3,000 will be recognized on the donor walkway at the CIS Central Office and Training Center.
CIS Central Office & Training Center
A 30,000 square permanent home for Communities In Schools of Central Texas to better serve students and families.
Strategic Program Support
Longterm investment in postsecondary education, expansion of current programs, and equipping our staff with efficiency-enhancing technology.
To provide long-term sustainability for the Central Office and Training Center facility.
Rent Increases in Austin, TX
In 2018, residential and corporate rents skyrocketed, not only displacing many individuals, but also forcing organizations that had been embedded in their communities for years to relocate and start from scratch. While we were still on our active lease, we started to consider our options to control our occupancy costs for the long term so that we could direct resources to our students and families rather than skyrocketing rent.
A Season of Growth
2019 saw the Communities In Schools of Central Texas team grow in capacities, services, and number. Through our Board of Directors, we partnered with Beacon Nonprofit Consulting to execute a feasibility study to determine the best next step.
Finding a New Home
Communities In Schools identified land and, through the generosity of six donors, purchased the land outright. The capital campaign committee was established, and the board approved the All in for Kids Campaign!
Building design permits approved and fundraising began.
Full Steam Ahead
Ground was broken, and construction began in June. The Public phase of the fundraising campaign began in September.
The building will be complete and Communities In Schools of Central Texas will move into its new home!
All In For Kids Campaign Committee
Isabel Welland — Chair
Kyndel and Laura Bennett
Carol and Sandy Dochen
Brad Fluke and Jenni Rozas
Craig and Felicia Hester
Clayton and Andrew Maebius
Melanie and Peter Mullan
Richard and Kelly Topfer
Chris and Amanda Covo
Margaret and Don Dyer
Nikki Graham Spector
Barbara and Bart Knaggs
Deidre and Troy Madres
Kerry and Serge Ugarte
We could not have made this dream a reality without the contributions of this campaign’s supporters!