• Communities In School/CIS

     CIS believes that every child needs and deserves:

    1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
    2. A safe place to learn and grow
    3. A healthy start and a healthy future
    4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation
    5. A chance to give back to peers and community

     

    CIS Core Services:

    • Supportive Guidance & Counseling – mentoring, goal setting and counseling
    • Parental & Family Engagement – parent education, parent volunteer recruitment and events for parents
    • Health & Human Services – referrals to physical health needs, emergency financial, food and clothing assistance
    • Academic Support – attendance support, tutoring, homework assistance and college planning
    • College & Career Readiness – career fairs, guest speakers and job readiness skills training
    • Enrichment Activities – diversity, sports, community service and after-school recreational activities

     

    CIS and Confidentiality

    • CIS services to students and families are confidential.
    • There are a few situations where CIS staff is required by law to break confidentiality and seek outside help.
    • These situations are where:
      • (a) A student might be a danger to himself/herself
      • (b) A student might be a danger to someone else
      • (c) A student reports having been hurt by someone else.
    • Texas law requires any person who believes that a child is being abused, neglected or exploited to report the circumstances to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Abuse Hotline at 1 (800) 252-5400. The reporting web site is: https://www.txabusehotline.org

     

    Meet Your CIS staff!

    • Arthur Atkins, Project Manager  (281)988-3513
    • Mojgan Masoudi, Case Manager (281)988-3937