The founding principle of Communities In Schools is to establish one-on-one relationships with individual students in order to support them beyond obstacles to success in school.

Communities In Schools Program Managers connect personally with students who have been referred by teachers or administrators to improve student achievement. They create a service plan based on each child’s needs and then make that plan happen. They may provide individual counseling or support groups, basic life skills, tutoring, mentoring, or enrichment opportunities — whatever it takes to help the child succeed. The goal of all these services is to engage students in learning and succeeding in school.

Specialized CIS Programs

  • AmeriCorps: Professional development and opportunity to give back to the community
  • ASPIRE Family Literacy: comprehensive literacy services for the entire family
  • Care Coordination: intensive wraparound family support services
  • Pebble Project: child abuse prevention and education
  • SmartKids on-campus and after-school supports for children living in public housing
  • XY-Zone: leadership development and peer support for high school males

Partner School Districts

  • Austin ISD
  • Bastrop ISD
  • Elgin ISD
  • Hays CISD
  • Lockhart ISD
  • Manor ISD
  • San Marcos CISD