We are an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective nonprofit organization dedicated to drop-out prevention and student success; consisting of trained professionals who work directly in schools to empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.
Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS of Baytown – DEI Commitment
Communities of Schools in Baytown is committed to fostering and cultivating a culture which embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment includes creating a safe space for students, staff, families, and the community. We recognize that everyone is unique and should always be treated with respect, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or social economic status.
We honor and value the diverse backgrounds and work experiences of our team. As an organization, we are committed to creating an environment in which every team member feels included. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and fairness.
We are committed to growing as a team through continuous learning and improvement as we demonstrate DEI with courage and humility.
Our ultimate goal is to empower the students we serve to thrive in a global and multicultural world.
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!