Communities In Schools of Southeast Texas is here to make a difference in the lives of youth in Southeast Texas. Since its founding in 1991 by caring adults and employers in the area, CISSET has served over 78,000 youth in numerous capacities.
For more than 25 years, Communities In Schools has helped students choose success by ensuring their access to the “Five Basics:”
• A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
• A safe place to learn and grow
• A healthy start and a healthy future
• A marketable skill to use upon graduation
• A chance to give back to peers and community
Each year, more than 2 million young people in 28 states have access to service through Communities In Schools.
Mission Statement: Empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.
Goal: To meet the individual needs of students of potential by working closely in a coordinated and collaborative effort with school personnel, parents and family, repositioned agency staff, community volunteers, community businesses, and social service agencies.
Objective: To develop public/private partnerships for dropout prevention designed to connect appropriate human services with youth in addressing such critical issues as school attendance, literacy, job preparedness, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, teen suicide, and school violence.
Counseling & Supportive Guidance | Academic Enhancement |
Pre-Employment/Employment Services | Enrichment Activities | Parental Involvement | Agency Referral and Health Services
CIS Objectives Are To Improve:
School Attendance | Academic Skills | Personal & Life Skills | Parental Involvement |
Pre-Employment Skills, Career Development & Job Skills | Awareness of Health Related Issues | Graduation Issues | Coordination of Social Services for Students & Their Families
One-On-One Supportive Guidance | Anger Management Groups | Self-Esteem Groups | Homework Assistance | On-On-One Tutoring | Parent Education Classes & Support Groups | Home Visits | Prevention Programs | Job Fairs | Book Reading Clubs | Mentors | After School Activities | Enrichment Programs