Make a difference in a child's life! Be a mentor!

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Developing youth equals building the community

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Provide students with the academic help they need. Be a tutor!

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Serve your community. Get things done! Join AmeriCorps!

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Welcome to Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas!

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas (CIS-HOT) is a local affiliate that serves students in 30 schools in 12 school districts: Chilton, Clifton, Connally, Fairfield, Itasca, La Vega, Marlin, Mexia, Teague, Waco, and West ISD as well as Waco Charter School. Our mission is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. Learn more about us.


CIS-HOT 2014-2015 Impact Report

Interview with CIS Tutor Kristyn Kiesling

Lyssette: Overcoming Homelessness

Kids drop out of school for many reasons — homelessness, pregnancy, early parenthood, lack of food, and having to take care of themselves at a very young age, are just among the many obstacles countless students face. Meet Lyssette, one of our amazing students who faced all these and yet, at the end of the school year, is among the proud 2015 graduates.

Be Our Next Batch of AmeriCorps!

Serve a year with our CIS-AmeriCorps program and change more than just your own life. We are now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 AmeriCorps program. Visit our AmeriCorps page for more details.

Watch this video of AmeriCorps members reflecting on why they joined CIS-AmeriCorps and what they have gained from the experience:


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