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 1,300 volunteers generously donated more than 13,000 hours to help us last year, but we still need your help!


School Supplies Needed

CISNT's programs need your help!

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

A Mentor Models "Reliability" to her Students

A big trait we try to instill in our students is the characteristic of being reliable. This quality is taught to play out in many facets of these students’ lives: being a reliable friend, being reliable in completing assignments, or being reliable to doing something once you have committed to it.


Showing Genuine Concern for a Teacher

In the few short months that I have been at Borman Elementary in Denton ISD, there has been a change in students’ behavior and tone. The students in the CIS North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program are a little more polite and eager to help.


From a Refugee to a Thriving Student

Saw (left) at the AT&T Aspire Mentoring AcademySaw is a refugee from Burma. She came to the United States in April of 2013. She enrolled at DeLay Middle School in Lewisville ISD at the start of last school year. I paired her with a mentor to help with her English. She grew tremendously during the course of a school year.


Learning to Enjoy Reading Together

Megan and Miguel read together at Lee Elementary.Miguel is a 5th grade student at Lee Elementary in Denton ISD. He had a difficult time getting his homework completed. When he would arrive at the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Center on Education (ACE) program, he seemed frustrated that he would have to endure yet another afternoon of homework which included math, reading and writing.



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