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March 2016 Member Spotlight: Communities In Schools of Cameron County

CIS Spotlight

 

 

 

 

Organization Name: Communities In Schools of Cameron County (CIS)

Date joined: October 2012

Programs and Services: CIS is the nation’s leading organization that champions the connection of needed community resources with schools, to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life.  The staff consists of trained professionals that work with students by providing personalized, one-on-one assistance to improve attendance, academic readiness, conduct, and basic needs.

CIS programs reduce dropout rates and increase graduation rates by keeping students in schools, eliminating barriers to success by any means, and never abandoning a student. CIS gives students the opportunity for success by providing services such as tutoring, mentoring, supportive guidance, college readiness, career preparation, support services for students and parents, health and human services support, after school activities and enrichment.

Vision and mission: To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

 Leadership: Greg Flores, Executive Director

Contact information:

700 E. Levee St. Ste. 204

Brownsville, TX 78520

Eva Perez, Program Manager

P: (956) 554-7954

Website: www.ciscameroncounty.org

 

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