The mission of Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
What We Do
CIS-SA was founded in 1985 to address the worsening dropout crisis in Bexar County. With steadily increasing support from the Texas Legislature, local school districts, and community stakeholders, our program has since expanded from 5 to 162 elementary, middle, and high schools spanning Bexar and surrounding counties. In the 2021-2022 school year, CIS-SA is the primary facilitator of school-based dropout prevention and intervention services in 12 school districts, with a total of over 10,000 students receiving intensive case management support. Our agency has extensive experience in the facilitation of Integrated Student Services (ISS), a cost-effective approach to dropout prevention that has been found to improve educational outcomes and promote positive youth development. Integrated Student Supports are defined by Child Trends as "a school-based approach to promoting students' academic success by coordinating a seamless system of wraparound supports for the child, the family, and schools, to target students' academic and non-academic barriers to learning" (Moore K.A., 2014).