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Review for Communities In Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc., Killeen, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Bell-Coryell Counties is one of the most caring organizations looking our for the betterment of our school kids. They are tasked with the monumental job of helping "at-risk" students stay in school, improve academically, improve behaviorally, improve attendance and ultimately graduate. Last year CIS of Bell-Coryell Counties achieved the highest results in these categories of any CIS organization in Texas. In addition, CIS helps the families of these kids with utilities, medical prescriptions, clothing for the kids, food for the kids and other emergencies these low-income families may encounter. CIS offers a one-on-one relationship between the student and a caring adult and offers these students a safe place to learn, grow and develop character and self-esteem. Without the caring and nurturing staff and the program itself, many kids would never achieve a high school diploma let alone have dreams of higher educatioin.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked closely with CIS staff as they provide the Backpack Buddies program which provides food for kids over the weekend, the CIS Shoe Drive which provides these kids with a new pair of shoes for Christmas and witnessed the confidence and self-esteem in these kids grow as they participat ein many CIS events such as the annual track meet and talent show.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Probably find a way to provide more funding which would allow CIS to expand and serve more than the7,000-plus kids it currently assists.

Role:  Volunteer & I serve as a CIS volunteer.