Communities in Schools

Covid-19 Response

At Communities In Schools of Northeast Texas (CIS), the safety and well-being of our area’s most vulnerable students is crucial. While many businesses, schools and organizations must remain closed, CIS will continue services for almost 4,000 students in the northeast Texas area. In collaboration with school districts, community partners and service providers, CIS has been working diligently to adapt to this ever-changing situation, and stand ready to do everything in our power to support our students and families and connect them to the resources and services they need.

COVID 19 is having a profound impact on our CIS families. Here are a few of the many ways we are helping students and families during this crisis:

  • Communicating with students and parents to assess the needs and provide support
  • Helping with academics, assistance, and social emotional wellness
  • Providing resource and referral services to connect and empower families to navigate the various academic, health, and other relevant community resources
  • Collecting and distributing meals for families living with food insecurity
  • Delivering food to families who don’t have a way to pick it up at their school
  • Providing emergency assistance for families impacted by loss of employment, additional childcare costs, and other related factors
  • Helping students get the medical treatment and prescriptions they need to stay healthy

Please consider donating to help us support local students and families most impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Northeast Texas Community College recognizes that in order for many students to be successful in college, they must overcome barriers that exist in lives before they even get to college. Without help in overcoming the obstacles that stand in their path, many students are at-risk of dropping out of school. In 1989, in response to the growing need to address these issues, NTCC implemented Communities In Schools of Northeast Texas (CIS).

As a department within NTCC’s Outreach and Student Services Division, Communities In Schools of Northeast Texas is part of the nation's leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS places professionals in many of the public schools within the College’s service area, where through school-based coordination, they connect students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to meet local needs. CIS surrounds students with a community of support , empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Currently working in 23 schools in and around the NTCC service area, Communities In Schools of Northeast Texas serves 8 school districts in 4 counties of rural Northeast Texas, reaching over 14,000 young people with a variety of activities to promote healthy and positive choices, college and career readiness, and helping them stay motivated to succeed in school and achieve in life. Of those young people, CIS works with approximately 3,000 students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school.

Communities In Schools has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.



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For more information on Communities In Schools of Northeast Texas, please give us a call (903.434.8212). Or drop us an e-mail at