The mission of Communities in Schools of East Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children by helping them stay in school, promote to the next grade and graduate high school with a plan to enter the workforce, military service, trade/technical school or college.
We at Communities in Schools of East Texas believe every child needs and deserves:
- A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult;
- A safe place to learn and grow;
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation;
- A chance to give back to peers and community;
- A healthy start and a healthy future.
The Communities in Schools of East Texas Site Coordinators fill critical gaps in service to students before, during, and after the school day on the school campus they are assigned. They address individual student needs, increase parental and family involvement at the school, provide activities and broker services to meet identified needs of the case managed students. Communities in Schools of East Texas case-managed students and families are not charged for any services provided. All Communities In Schools of East Texas Sites, regardless of funding source, are held to the same standards and practices set forth through Communities In Schools National and Texas (under the umbrella of the Texas Education Agency).
Communities in Schools of East Texas worked with 927 students in the 2011-2012 school year: 99% stayed in school; 98% were promoted to the next grade and 97% graduated from High School.
Communities in Schools of East Texas/Deep East Texas worked with 717 students in the 2011-2012 school year: 98% stayed in school; 96% were promoted to the next grade and 95% graduated.
Results based on the percentage of case-managed students statewide that made progress toward/achieved their individualized goal(s).