Who We Are
Communities In Scho.ols Of El Paso, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) classified (IRS) organization. CIS of El Paso is an accredited organization of the CIS National Program. We deliver a multi-service dropout prevention program in the El Paso area. CIS of El Paso provides opportunities for students to improve in the areas of academics, behavior, and attendance for a higher stay in school rate. For over 31 years, we have been and are still the only school-based, not-for-profit organization presenting dropout prevention services in El Paso County.
CIS started its operation with one campus in 1984. We served 10,094 students with direct, one-on-one, case-managed, dropout prevention services and more than 42,456 students on designated service target lists with indirect services. Our Program Coordinators are in 59 campuses and 3 special programs in (4) school districts in the greater El Paso area.
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Since 1985, Communities In Schools has been the only dropout prevention program serving the El Paso area. In order to assure student success and target the dropout problem, CIS implements its program model, mission, Six Components, and Five CIS Basics. CIS serves as the liaison between the community and the schools in order to improve in the areas of academics, behavior, and attendance. This, in turn, aids the students to become successful in their academic life.
The mission of CIS of El Paso is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Five CIS BASICS
One-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
Safe place to learn and grow.
Healthy start and healthy future.
Marketable skill to use upon graduation.
Chance to give back to peers and community.
1Supportive Guidance and Counseling
Health & Human Services
Parental & Family Engagement
College and Career Awareness
Academic Enhancement and Support