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Cara Burke

  • The mission of Communities in Schools (CIS) in Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. The CIS model is designed to keep students persisting in education and ultimately graduate from high school. CIS partners with educators, students, and parents to identify needs of students who are At-Risk of dropping out of school. Once the needs are identified, CIS customizes supports for students and families and provides individual case management services, engaging the community as part of this process. CIS monitors student level data and tracks education outcomes for those students served. CIS in Texas has six components: 

    Heath and human services - including mental health and basic needs

    Supportive guidance and counseling - both individual and group, and crisis response

    Parental and family engagement - including home visits and consultation

    Academic enhancement and support - including tutoring and extended learning time

    College and career awareness - including preparation and transition

    Enrichment activities - including mentoring and school engagement activities


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