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January 26th, 2017

 

You can make a difference!

Communities In Schools of Texas would like thank you for considering making a contribution to our 501(c)(3), non-profit program. Every contribution helps us continue to provide services tailored for children in need through mentoring, counseling, tutoring, clothing and food resources. Your tax-deductible contribution allows our program to begin to bridge the gap between basic educational needs and quality interventions to reach struggling youth.

Every $1 dollar donated provides a chance at a brighter future for a student in need in our local community. Communities In Schools of the Golden Crescent helps to strengthen relationships between a student’s home, school and community and increase opportunities for positive life choices and academic achievement.

You can make a one-time donation securely online.




If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it payable to GCWDB/CIS and mail to P. O. Box 1936, Victoria, Texas  77902.  All donations are tax deductible.

There are many ways to help make a positive impact on a child’s life. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership with Communities In Schools of Golden Crescent and thank you for the support your gift brings to our youth. Our program offers several different giving opportunities to suit your preference.

Mail-In Financial Donation:
GCWDB/CIS
P.O. Box 1936
Victoria, Texas 77902

In-kind Donation

You can participate in changing the lives of young people by making an in-kind donation (books, supplies, furniture, meeting room, etc.) to our program. Your in-kind donation is a gift that will help us provide necessities to the young people in our community. Contact CIS of Golden Crescent for more information.

Mentor

Give an opportunity for a Communities In Schools student to see beyond their everyday world and think big. CIS of Golden Crescent seeks individuals with a desire to make a difference in the life of a child by serving as a mentor. By giving your time, you can give the invaluable gift of your friendship and support.

Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the success of Communities In Schools programs. It is critically important for CIS students to know that their community is invested in their growth; for some it is the difference between success and failure. Volunteers can contribute to support our program by mentoring, tutoring, serving on boards/committees, assisting at special events and participating in a variety of other opportunities.

Contact us to find out how you can commit to the success of the youth in our community.

Questions About Donating

Will my financial donation go toward a general fund or will it go directly to my local program?

Your secure donation will go directly to your local CIS of Texas program to support their work in your community.

Is my online payment secure?

PayPal encodes every transaction behind next-level encryption. Every account is also routinely monitored against fraud.

Can I clam this as a charitable donation on my taxes?

Yes, Communities In Schools is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For amounts up to $250, you can keep a receipt, cancelled check or statement. Donations of more than $250 require a written acknowledgement from the charity, which we can provide upon request.

Questions About Communities In Schools

How is Communities In Schools of Texas funded?

The Communities In Schools of Texas programs are funded through a combination of State, Federal and local funding. Although CIS of Texas programs are in part funded by the Texas Legislature, the majority of each program’s budget must be raised from the local communities and businesses. Despite limited resources, our programs have made tremendous progress in working to keep our young people in school, but there are many more students in need of our assistance in each CIS of Texas community.

What is Communities In Schools?

Communities In Schools of Texas (CIS) programs partner with educators, students, and parents to identify needs of students who are in need of assistance and at-risk of dropping out of school. By engaging community resource partners, CIS customizes learning supports for students and provides individual case management services.

What is the structure of Communities In Schools in Texas?

The Communities In Schools program is legislated in the Texas Education Code and receives legislative-appropriated funding to fund a portion of our work. The CIS of Texas organization is uniquely structured to ensure program success. The structure includes the following:

  • Advised by the Communities In Schools State Advisory Committee (CISSAC), appointed by the Texas Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House
  • Administered by the CIS of Texas State Office at the Texas Education Agency (TEA), with support from its Program Resource Center (PRC)
  • Funded partially by the Texas Legislature, with significant financial support raised from school districts, local communities and businesses.
  • Managed by local 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations to administer all local CIS of Texas programs
  • Associated with local school districts to provide services on local campuses

How do Communities In Schools of Texas programs evaluate their impact?

The Communities In Schools of Texas program evaluates its impact through the achievements of the youth they serve. CIS of Texas programs securely monitor student level data and track education outcomes of the participating students. The data yielded is used to grow and improve the program.

  • 98% stayed in school
  • 94% promoted to the next grade
  • 94% eligible to graduate, graduated
  • 93% targeted for behavior, improved
  • 89% targeted for academics, improved
  • 79% targeted for attendance, improved
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