Would you like to make the holiday season a little brighter for a CIS student or family? If so, click here to learn more about the Communities In Schools of Central Texas' Holiday Assistance Program.

Communities In Schools’ ASPIRE Family Literacy Program was named Austin Independent School District’s Special Program of the year for 2008 by Austin Partners In Education (APIE). This award honors outstanding resources and services for the betterment of education within the school district. The ASPIRE Family Literacy Program was chosen by a panel of community judges from a group of 27 nominated programs. (read more/click)

Community Partners and Support
Our work would not be possible without the thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, public entities and corporations who support our mission each year. Please visit our Community Partners page to learn more about the vast array of community resources working with us to keep kids in school.

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What We Do: Communities In Schools is Central Texas' leading dropout prevention program.

To learn more about the importance of curbing the dropout crisis, watch this short video.

Children cannot learn at their potential when they are in crisis or face significant non-academic needs. Most students who drop out of school are dealing with multiple problems that present barriers to their education: poverty, unattended health needs, hunger, an unemployed parent, domestic violence.

Through campus-based programs and special projects, Communities In Schools creates a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources that work together to break down barriers and help students succeed. And the formula works: last year, 99% of the students referred to Communities In Schools stayed in school.

Middle School Mentoring Matters!
Research shows that the middle school years are a crucial turning point for at-risk youth. A relationship with a caring adult can be the key to success for kids on the verge of dropping out. Click here to learn more about an exciting collaborative program with our partner, Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Thank you to all who helped make Food for Thought 2008 such a tremendous success! Click here for a list of all the amazing sponsors and here for a list of all the restaurants that donated their time and delicious cuisine!

Are you a young professional seeking networking opportunities AND a way to make a difference in your community? Click here to learn more!


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