At a Glance


Through (school-based coordination or a school-based coordinator), Communities In Schools connect students and their families to critical community resources tailored to local needs.


We are 5,000 professionals and nearly 50,000 volunteers on the ground, working in nearly 2,700 K-12 public schools, in the most challenged communities, in 27 states and the District of Columbia, serving nearly 1.26 million young people and their families every year. .


There is no single reason why students drop out of school, nor is dropping out of school a sudden decision. Dropping out is a result of a long process of disengagement that may begin even before a child enters school. It is a cumulative process, brought about by any number of individual, family, community or school risk factors.

News & Updates


Over 1,100 volunteers generously donated more than 11,000 hours to help us last year, but we still need your help!

Volunteer opportunities are available at each of our campuses throughout Bridgeport, Denton, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Little Elm and Northwest Independent School Districts.


School Supplies Needed

Many North Texas students are ill equipped to pursue academic excellence. You can help! Below is a list of items that will go a long way in helping a child successfully learn, achieve excellence and have a fulfilling school experience.


About Us

More than 20,000 Denton and Wise County public school students are in at-risk situations for failure and of dropping out of school. With the help of Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT), part of the nation's largest dropout prevention network, many will beat the odds this year and stay in school. CISNT, a non-profit administered through guidelines by the Texas Education Agency(TEA), is part of an innovative national approach established to combat the dropout problem.



The Last Dropout

We deeply believe that programs don't change lives, relationships do.  In fact, that statement was originally made by Communities In Schools founder, Bill Milliken.

In the book, The Last Dropout, written by Communities In Schools founder Bill Milliken, our dropout prevention model of placing one CIS professional in a school with a high population of at-risk students is explained in easy to understand detail.


From Our Blog

Inter Spotlight: Cecily Johnson

Our interns are a valued resource for Communities In Schools of North Texas. Today, we highlight Cecily Johnson, a Family Studies Intern from the University of North Texas.


Retired Teacher Continues to Help Students

Karen Skoken is a retired high school math tutor who reached out to Communities In Schools of North Texas at Northwest High School to offer math tutoring services.


Finding Your Voice in a new Country

Len is one of the bravest students I know. She is a ninth grader at Lewisville High School-Killough Campus.


Incorporating Math Into a Game

Today’s brag goes out to Morgan, a fourth grade student at Rockbrook Elementary in Lewisville ISD. She has been struggling a lot in math, specifically division, so we decided to incorporate math into a game. This allowed for us to have fun and have active learning at the same time.



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