Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) has served at-risk students in the Greater Houston Area since 1979. CIS is a campus-based, nonprofit organization providing direct services and resources to under-served children with unmet needs. By surrounding them with a community of support, CIS empowers students to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS places a full-time social service provider on the school campus to deliver a variety of programming and provide referrals to other agencies as needed. Whether it is eye glasses, tutoring, or just a safe place to live, the CIS program manager is there to help. CIS provides supportive guidance and counseling to students in need of additional support in individual or group settings. CIS believes that when basic needs are met, students can concentrate on learning.
CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources tailored to fit their needs. Each year CIS provides approximately 15,000 referrals to students to nearly 300 local agencies to meet their wide-ranging needs.
Tailored to the needs of the individual campus, CIS designs a service model to bring the Five Basics to the campus. Students demonstrating the greatest need receive intensive case management and the rest of the campus is served on an as-needed basis.
In addition, CIS conducts a number of special programs to meet the varying needs of our students.