For 40 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Since 1979, Communities In Schools of Texas (CIS) has been a successful dropout prevention program, and is the largest in the state. In 1992, Communities In Schools of Greater Central Texas became one of 27 CIS affiliates located across the state. We are a local, private, non-profit organization serving Bell, Coryell, Milam, and Williamson counties.
Since our inception, CIS has grown to serve campuses across 7 school districts: Temple, Belton, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Salado, Cameron, and Florence. Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization because we do whatever it takes to keep kids in school and on the path to graduation. CIS is a school-based K-12 program that partners with educators, students, and parents to identify needs of students who are in need of assistance and at-risk of dropping out of school. Our unique model positions Site Coordinators inside schools to assess students’ needs and provide resources to meet both student and family needs. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, Communities In Schools is there to help. This in turn, allows the student to focus on learning, achieve in school, and graduate, thereby improving their chances for success in life.