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!


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.


CISNT Committees, a place for everyone to get involved!

Volunteering for one our committee's is a great way to serve the North Texas community while leveraging your own skills and talents. CISNT has committees that serve each discipline within our organization.


From Our Blog

Defying Stereotypes and Graduating Early

Homeless youth and unaccompanied students face a unique set of challenges. Many of them face seemingly insurmountable barriers to academic success. In fact, without a community of support and a network of resources, many of these students struggle academically.


Helping a Student Achieve Success

Rikki (left) and India meet every week.To me, the beauty of the model of Communities In Schools is best seen through the mentoring program at Lewisville High School-Killough campus. My volunteer mentor, Rikki Evans, has exemplified the mission statement of Communities in Schools—to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Leveling up Your Academic Success

The Classcraft Academic group at Chisholm Trail Middle School focuses on improving grades through an innovative online game that rewards academic success.


Borman Elementary Students Compete in Robotics Tournament

I am amazed at Borman Elementary’s Communities In Schools Club 21 Robotics Students. These students in the CISNT After-school Program have spent at least an hour a week for the past few months to work on building and programming their robots to prepare for a robotics competition.



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