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Baylor Philanthropy Lab supports CIS-HOT Mentoring Program

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Learn more about our Binder Doctors from Marlin

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

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

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Developing youth equals building the community

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Serve your community. Get things done! Join AmeriCorps!

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Preparing in-school and out-of-school youth for the workforce

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Play2Learn Afterschool: A fun, safe learning environment

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Helping high school students transition to college

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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.

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Join Our Future So Bright 5k Neon Run!

Neon FSBWhen CIS works with children and adolescents, 99% stay in school despite their risk for dropout. So come help support our work — join us at our Future So Bright 5K Neon Run to be held at McLennan Community College on May 1st, 6 pm and help brighten the future for youth in our community. The run is open to everyone, young and old. Click here to register and get more details.

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:

AT&T Donates $895,485 to CIS-HOT

From left to right: Debbie Keel (AT&T Regional Manager), James Parsons (CIS-HOT CEO), Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr., Congressman Bill Flores, and State Representative Charles

From left to right: Debbie Keel (AT&T Regional Manager), James Parsons (CIS-HOT CEO), Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr., Congressman Bill Flores, and State Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson

On September 26, 2014, AT&T presented a check to CIS-HOT in the amount of $895,485 to expand our work in five new rural area high schools — Chilton, Clifton, Fairfield, Itasca, and Mexia. The check presentation took place at the new McLane Stadium and coincided with Over The Edge Media Day.

Click the links for more details about the AT&T CIS-HOT grant and the AT&T Aspire signature education initiative.

Tutoring Makes a Difference!

If you are a Baylor University student and are eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, join our tutoring team! It’s a great way to get financial aid for your studies and at the same time make a difference in a child’s life. Watch this interview with former tutor Logan Adcock who talks about how tutoring made an impact not just in the life of the students he helped, but in his personal life as well.

 

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