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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.
A Giving Opportunity
AT&T Donates $895,485 to CIS-HOT
Grant seeks to expand dropout prevention in rural locations.
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 areas. 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.
By Melody Lawson, LMSW Community festivals feel like an integral part of Fall to me. I have such fond memories of the annual Fall Festival in the town where I grew up. It means the chance for the community to come together and enjoy the …
By Venée Hummel, Resource Development Coordinator Rappelling down McLane Stadium during its inaugural month sounds like a blast to many people, and it was, yet it also took courage. Over 80 individuals rappelled on September 27th in support of Communities In Schools of the Heart of …