Each Child is our Child, and our Collective Future
Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of school. What that means is every 26 seconds, a student in America loses his or her path to a better future. By helping students stay in school and succeed in life, we are building a stronger America, where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.
After all, each child is our child, and our collective future.
At Communities In Schools, we work hand in hand with schools, communities and families to surround our students with a caring network of support to help them stay in school and succeed in life. We are working in 29 schools in Comal ISD, Marion ISD, New Braunfels ISD and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, serving more than 23,000 young people every year.
Communities In Schools trains and places highly qualified site coordinators and supporting staff directly into schools. Once there, our job is to connect students and their families to basic and critical community resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. By providing students with a one- on-one relationship with a caring adult, we create a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start to a healthy future, a path toward marketable skills upon graduation and a chance to give back to peers and the community. As a result, Communities In Schools has become the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.
CIS needs to raise 39% of our budget, or $760,000 a year from local and community resources including donations and gifts. I have committed myself and my donations to Communities In Schools and as the President of the Board of Directors this year I am making it a priority in our family’s budget. I want to ask you to do the same. I am happy to meet with you to talk to you about your donation and the change it can make in childrens’ lives. Please join us in this important community effort.
E. Keith Moore
President, Communities In Schools of South Central Texas Board of Directors