The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Get Involved

 Mentoring, Tutoring and Community Involvement
Please get involved with our Communities In Schools of Galveston County Program.  Your involvement makes a huge difference.  See below for more information.

 

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson  speaks with CIS students at S.F. Austin Magnet Middle School (STEM) GISD

  The Photo on the left: Astronaut Stephanie Wilson and former Executive Director Marian Thomas

 

Astronaut Wilson speaking to CIS students at S.F. Austin Magnet Middle School (STEM) GISD

                                 

“Communities In Schools is not a program, it is a relationship.”  

 Bill Milliken, Founder of Communities In Schools

 

 We Help Children to Build Better Lives

 

  1.  Different children have different needs. Some need academic help; some need a stable home and food on the table, or someone who will listen and help guide the way. Others may  just need a pair of eyeglasses.
  2.  Our approach to communities is the same – different communities have different needs and priorities. That’s why our services vary.  
  3. Helping children to move beyond their circumstances requires an individualized approach, not one-size-fits-all
  4. We treat young people as individuals and coordinate support around their specific needs.  Coordinated, individualized approach; it’s what makes us effective.
 
 We Connect  young people with a host of services  
 
  1. One-to-one mentoring:      Instilling the confidence to succeed, the belief that education creates opportunities and setting the expectation for success.
  2. Tutoring and academic support: Increasing academic performance and building confidence.
  3. Family assistance & parental engagement: Ensuring children have a supportive home life, and that parents have access to the services they need.
  4. Out-of-school enrichment & service learning: Strengthening the resiliency of children to succeed by expanding their understanding of what the world has to offer.

 

We  Host Special In-House-CIS Programs

  1. Girl Talk: Gender group, meet  to address gender issues, a mentor is provided for each girl
  2. Justice Girls:  Girls who are interested in the legal system will meet with attorneys, judges,police officers etc. to gain more knowledge of the justice system. 
  3. Girls In Charge:  Teaching girls how to become entrepreneurs
  4. The Boys Locker Room: Gender group, meet  to address gender issues, a mentor is provided for each boy
  5. Justice Boys:   Boys who are interested in the legal system will meet with attorneys, judges,police officers etc. to gain more knowledge of the justice system. 
  6. Banker Boys: Boys who have an interest in banking, will be taking  field trips to area banks to gain knowledge of the field of banking.  There will also be speakers provided to speak with the young men and serve as mentors. 
  7. Lunch with a Leader: Students will meet with community leaders for students to gain a better understanding as to how private industry, government, and community services work to make a society functional.

” Please “Get Involved”  to help a student to succeed and become productive citizens in our community!  These children are our  future and need our help.  Become an involved community member.”

Connie Hebert, Executive Director/CEO
Communities In Schools of Galveston County Inc.