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- Over the Edge 2015
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.
Interview with CIS Tutor Kristyn Kiesling
WacoTrib Reporter Goes Over The Edge
JB Smith of the Waco Tribune Herald describes what it’s like to conquer his fears and rappel down a 10-storey building.
Interview with KWTX
Find out more about our mentoring program and how you can be a mentor from this interview with KWTX and our Mentoring Coordinator Abigail Northern.
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 2015-2016 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:
By Becca Burnett As a career coach for our Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program, I have seen firsthand the pain, confusion, and pure brokenness of some of the young adults in our community. What is inspiring though is the way that my students …
By Sarah Millsaps, AmeriCorps Member Working my way through high school was difficult for me. In my junior year, I was pulled out of the only school I ever knew and spent a semester away from all my friends and was put through a completely …