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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 21 schools in seven school districts: Connally, La Vega, Marlin, Mexia, 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.
Over the Edge at Baylor’s New Stadium
Make history. Make a difference!
Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas is taking fundraising to new heights — we are going OVER THE EDGE of Baylor’s brand new McLane Stadium on September 27th, 2014! Join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down Baylor’s McLane Stadium less than a month after it opens. Click here for more details.
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 here for more details about the AT&T grant.
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 Laura Webb, WIA Career Coach While many high school students took a break from school this summer, youths involved in our workforce development program (funded by the Workforce Investment Act or WIA) took advantage of unique opportunities designed to help plan and shape their …
By Abigail Northern, WIA Career Coach Juanita is a senior at La Vega High School and is enrolled in our WIA (workforce development) program. With graduation quickly approaching, we have been working closely together on her college preparation. As a student living with Spina Bifida, …