Mentorship program shows teenager her worth

Mentorship program shows teenager her worth By Bianca Montes bmontes@vicad.com Reporter Katie Molina, 20, a sophomore at Victoria College, left, guides Jamison Hunter, 17, a freshman at Victoria West High School, right, through a math problem during CIS on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in Victoria, TX. “It’s rewarding and exciting because you’re helping with something

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Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent hosts free financial classes for students

Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent hosts free financial classes for students Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent recently completed an eight-class educational series during which 21 Liberty Academy and Communities In Schools high school students learned how to effectively manage their finances. Following the graduation ceremony, which included pizza, cookies and refreshments,

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Communities in Schools provides a safety net for students

Communities in Schools provides a safety net for students By Diane Boyett Diane Boyett The African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” has never been more true than it is in our society today. We are blessed in Victoria to have so many people who truly care about children. I shared last

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Communities in Schools prepares students with new clothes

Communities in Schools prepares students with new clothes By Gabriella Canales gcanales@vicad.com Reporter Rick Villa, program coordinator for Communities in Schools, speaks to families who received free clothing through the Target clothing drive. Nola Harris, center, jokes with Alex Mendez, 15, right, while he and his sisters, Kaci Mendez, 13, top left, and Katilyn Mendez,

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Tutoring program offers students second chance at success

Tutoring program offers students second chance at success By Gabriella Canales gcanales@vicad.com Reporter Communities In Schools Volunteer Tutor Cheyanne Yendrey tutors Joe Flores, 14, left, and Jayden Benavides, 14, right, in reading at Patti Welder. Communities In Schools Volunteer Tutor Katie Molina, left, helps Maggie Lemons, 13, with math at Patti Welder. Communities In Schools

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Top Achievers!

Students who received t-shirts for Academics, Behavior, Attendance Improvement; Top Achievers from Howell Communities in Schools   !

Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life by coordinating the connection of community resources in the school setting.  To achieve that, CIS assures students are assisted with

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