Achieving a School and Work Balance

What He Faced: Taking on many responsibilities, Hector strives to excel in school while juggling a full-time job. His involvement in our Upward Bound program helped Hector to see the opportunities that come with higher education. How CIS-SA Helped: With the support of his Pre-College Advisor, Mr. Regan, Hector received the guidance he needed to be [...]

By |2018-01-31T20:28:11-06:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|

A Passion for Acting

What She Faced: Coping with the devastating loss of her father, Rachel struggled with focusing on school and faced issues with her confidence. How CIS-SA Helped: Our site coordinator, Sandra, enrolled Rachel in a grief group and provided a safe place Rachel could visit when she needed extra support. Sandra encouraged Rachel to pursue her passion [...]

By |2018-01-31T20:28:12-06:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|

Leaping Into Confidence

What She Faced: As an elementary school student living with her grandparents and multiple siblings, Alacyn was timid and not receiving much one-on-one attention at home and was not involved in any extracurricular activities. How CIS-SA Helped: Our Site Coordinator, Hillary, enrolled Alacyn in her after school ballet class which not only promoted physical activity [...]

By |2017-04-25T08:35:35-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|

Beyond the Bullying

What She Faced:  Middle school grew more difficult for Amanda when she became the target of bullying. When she came to CIS, Amanda had already begun to dread attending school, and her grades and attendance had suffered. How CIS-SA Helped:  Our Site Coordinator, Adriana, intervened and was able to stop the bullying, creating a safe [...]

By |2017-04-25T08:34:36-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|

Nurturing Motivation Within

What He Faced: As a freshman in high school suffering the loss of his mother, Eddie had little interest in school. Without an extra push at home, Eddie was considering dropping out as many students who experience a loss or trauma may contemplate. How CIS-SA Helped: Our Site Coordinator, Gladys, nurtured Eddie and provided him [...]

By |2017-04-25T08:40:54-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|

Success with Positive Self Esteem

What She Faced:  Victoria struggled with her academics, had low self-esteem and had difficulty connecting with her peers. How We Helped:  Victoria’s Site Coordinator enrolled her in a CIS newspaper group to help her improve her grades and foster positive relationships with peers. Where She Is Now:  Victoria’s grades and self-esteem greatly improved.  She has [...]

By |2017-04-25T08:41:40-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|

Excellence without Borders

What She Faced:  Alexandra recently moved to the US from Honduras and was failing some classes and had difficulty adjusting to her new environment. How We Helped:  Alexandra’s Site Coordinator helped her develop necessary skills to handle life’s changes and encouraged her to focus on her goals.  Alexandra was also paired with a tutor to [...]

By |2017-04-25T08:41:15-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|

New Possibilities with Persistence

What He Faced:  Jorge was a careless student, pushing school aside and being involved in gang violence and drug abuse. How We Helped: Jorge’s Site Coordinator, Mr. Chris, began daily check-ins with Jorge and established a relationship built on trust.  He also paired Jorge with mentors to show him opportunities with an education. Where He Is [...]

By |2018-01-31T20:28:12-06:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Success Story|


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