Beginning in 1979, Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) began making a difference in the stay-in-school and graduation rates among Houston area schools! The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is based on the belief that programs don't change people-relationships do! CIS of Houston works with at-risk students in grades pre-K through post-secondary, by placing a full-time social service provider on the school campus to implement a student-centered, goal-oriented, solution-focused case management model, which is a process for assessing and meeting a student's needs. CIS Project Managers are committed adults who invest in at-risk students' personal and academic success, building significant relationships with students to encourage him/her to set and attain academic, personal, and career goals. CIS mental health professionals provide mental and behavioral health support services for over 6,600 students annually, and partners with community mental health providers under the CIS Mental Health Initiative. Within that initiative mental health services are provided to meet the specific needs of Newcomer students and their families who are recent immigrants or refugees. The CIS Project MOVE Dental provides preventative and restorative dental care to 1,200 students annually in partnership with the University of Texas Dental Branch. The collective impact of these and hundreds of CIS partnerships throughout the community projects well into the future with each student who successfully completes school and succeeds in life.
1235 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008