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 In fact, that statement was originally made by Communities In Schools founder, Bill Milliken.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. The resources that the community pours into the lives of at-risk students through our CIS staff member and hundreds of volunteers is the key that makes the difference. So while it is important to understand the programs we operate to help an at-risk student succeed, we can never forget that the relationships make the long-term difference.
The mission of CISNT is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In an effort to help at-risk students overcome barriers and achieve their goals, CISNT believes that every child deserves five basics:
These five basics are the foundation of all CISNT programs and services. We provide four basic program models to achieve our mission:
All CISNT program models utilize the Communities In Schools Six Component Service model to address barriers to success:
**Programs are made possible by generous contributions by City of Denton, City of Lewisville, Office of Juvenile Justice Division, Town of Flower Mound, United Way Denton County, United Way Metropolitan Dallas, United Way of Wise County and many, many other sponsors.