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

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  In fact, that statement was originally made by Communities In Schools founder, Bill Milliken.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

I Just Want to Wear a Suit

This school year I had the opportunity to work with many wonderful students at Lake Dallas Middle School. To the majority of them, this school year was their first year being a part of the CIS program. This was the case with Hernan.


Escaping Violence to Come to the Land of Opportunity

Daniel, a senior at Little Elm High School in Little Elm, TX, came to the United States from El Salvador in February of 2013.


Bonding Over Jimmy Fallon

I would like to brag on Kiah, a ninth grader at Lewisville High School-Killough Campus, for her resiliency.


A Busy Mentor Makes Time for His Mentees

Rod Reeves, Director of Facilities and Construction for Little Elm ISD, is in his first year volunteering as a Communities In Schools of North Texas mentor at Little Elm High School. 



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