The story of Communities In Schools (CIS) began in the 1970s, when Founder Bill Milliken, then a youth advocate in New York City, came up with the idea of bringing community resources inside public schools – where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable. “It’s relationships, not programs, that change children,” Bill once said. “A great program simply creates the environment for healthy relationships to form between adults and children. Young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-to-one level, and when they also have a sense of belonging to a caring community.”
Since 1994, CIS Baytown has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We work with school administrators, counselors, teachers and the community to assess needs, develop a plan and build a team to provide support to schools and students.
Our students are matched with the resources they need to beat the odds, stay in school and graduate with a focus on their future! We provide a comprehensive case-management approach to meet identified needs, and to address underling issues that hamper students’ success. In a concerted effort, our trained staff, partners and volunteers teach by example, encourage through affirmation and empower through opportunity!