Communities In Schools of Southeast Texas is here to make a difference in the lives of youth in Southeast Texas. Since its founding in 1991 by caring adults and employers in the area, CISSET has served over 78,000 youth in numerous capacities.

 

For more than 25 years, Communities In Schools has helped students choose success by ensuring their access to the “Five Basics:”
• A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
• A safe place to learn and grow
• A healthy start and a healthy future
• A marketable skill to use upon graduation
• A chance to give back to peers and community

Each year, more than 2 million young people in 28 states have access to service through Communities In Schools.

Mission Statement: 
The mission of Communities In Schools of Southeast Texas is to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

Vision Statement: 
The vision of CISSET is to develop public/private partnerships to assist the educational system in keeping students in school through direct involvement with the student and the student’s family. The goal is to meet the individual needs of students by working closely in a coordinated and collaborative effort with school personnel, parents, families, volunteers, businesses, and social service agencies.

Program Components:

Counseling & Supportive Guidance  |  Academic Enhancement  |
Pre-Employment/Employment Services  |  Enrichment Activities  |  Parental Involvement  |  Agency Referral and Health Services


CIS Objectives Are To Improve:

School Attendance | Academic Skills | Personal & Life Skills | Parental Involvement |
Pre-Employment Skills, Career Development & Job Skills | Awareness of Health Related Issues | Graduation Issues | Coordination of Social Services for Students & Their Families


Services Available:

One-On-One Supportive Guidance | Anger Management Groups | Self-Esteem Groups | Homework Assistance | On-On-One Tutoring | Parent Education Classes & Support Groups | Home Visits | Prevention Programs | Job Fairs | Book Reading Clubs | Mentors | After School Activities | Enrichment Programs