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What is CIS?

CIS is a proactive and proven Stay-In-School network.

Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County (CIS) employs a team of full-time, school-based social workers who partner with educators to uncover the barriers that are preventing each CIS child from succeeding in school and in life.

The CIS team brings together community resources to support the student’s success. Whether it means providing counseling services, dental or health screenings, or connecting a family with resources for food and shelter, CIS staff works during and after school to meet those needs. CIS’s relationship-driven, “whatever it takes” approach has been the key to success for our students.

During its long partnership with Tarrant County schools, Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County has consistently maintained a 97% stay-in-school rate, helping thousands of children stay in school and go on to build meaningful lives and change the negative cycle of dropping out, unemployment, and poverty.

School districts throughout Tarrant County continue to ask CIS to partner with them.

By increasing the number of students enrolled in CIS, we can turn risk into opportunity and increase the number of students who stay in school.

CIS Beliefs

CIS believes that every child needs and deserves:

  • 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

What services does CIS provide?

CIS provides:

  • Supportive Guidance
  • Academic Support
  • Health and Human Services
  • Parental and Family Engagement
  • Enrichment
  • College and Career Readiness


Alex Carroll - CIS Case Manager

Kayla Masarik - CIS Mental Health Counselor

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