What makes Communities In Schools of San Antonio different from other youth-serving organizations?

We are the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization because we do whatever it takes. Our unique model positions site coordinators inside schools to assess the needs of students and to provide them resources that will help them stay in school and succeed in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, [...]

By |2015-11-19T14:21:01-06:00May 30th, 2014|

Who does Communities In Schools of San Antonio serve?

Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) is changing the picture of education for nearly 45,000 students and their families every year. We do that by working with the most vulnerable students in kindergarten through the senior year of high school by operating inside school districts in some of the most challenged communities within Bexar, [...]

By |2018-02-27T09:47:34-06:00May 29th, 2014|

How does Communities In Schools work within a school?

Communities In Schools’ site coordinators are each assigned a school. They serve on the management team of the school and collaborate with staff to identify students at risk of dropping out. In addition, the site coordinators forge community partnerships that bring programs and funding to the school in order to benefit students. Every year, Communities [...]

By |2015-11-12T10:50:41-06:00May 28th, 2014|

What is a site coordinator?

A site coordinator is a paid staff member positioned inside a Communities In Schools’ partner school. He or she fills a pivotal role as the single point of contact working within a school to provide integrated student supports. Site coordinators connect students and families with community resources that address both academic and nonacademic needs. They [...]

By |2015-07-12T21:10:54-05:00May 27th, 2014|

What kind of training and experience do Communities In Schools’ site coordinators have?

The training and experience of Communities In Schools site coordinators varies throughout the network, although most have extensive experience and educational background in youth development. Many of our site coordinators are former teachers and school staff, social workers, AmeriCorps members, or lifelong mentors and volunteers. All are dedicated to making a positive difference in the [...]

By |2015-11-19T14:22:55-06:00May 26th, 2014|

What activities take place when students meet with our Site Coordinators?

One-on-on counseling focusing on anger management, grief, self-esteem, positive choices, social skills, etc. Group activities that help with self-esteem, homework, reading skills, writing, leadership, life skills, etc. Space and Robotics after-school programs University and college tours Meeting with community mentors each week Service Learning Projects/Community Service Job shadows at local companies Providing students with basic [...]

By |2015-11-19T14:26:03-06:00May 23rd, 2014|

What things do we provide to students that people might not know about?

School supplies Food packs so students have something to eat during the weekend Eye glasses Hygiene packs (tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc) Uniforms Bus passes Help in obtaining prescription medications New and clean undergarments for elementary students Shoes Holiday gifts and meals Baby gifts/essentials for teen parents We also bring resources to [...]

By |2015-11-19T14:26:56-06:00May 22nd, 2014|

How does Communities In Schools of San Antonio evaluate its success?

We measure our performance methodically, carefully evaluate all aspects of our programs and use this knowledge to constantly improve. In the 2016-2017 school year, 95 percent of students were promoted to the next grade, 97 percent of eligible students graduated and 99 percent of students remained in school. To learn more about this data and [...]

By |2018-02-27T09:52:41-06:00May 20th, 2014|


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