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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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A Giving Opportunity

There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Now join us for Giving Tuesday. Help us help more kids. Follow the links to get more info or to donate.

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

Grant seeks to expand dropout prevention in rural locations.

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 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.

 

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