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  • About Communities In Schools

    The mission of Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CISNT emphasizes five core tenets that are the foundation of all of our work. Our five core beliefs include the importance of a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a markable skill upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and the community. 


    About the Program 

    Communities In Schools at Southridge Elementary offers basic needs services, academic enrichment, and behavior support through mentors, lunch groups, and school-wide activities. Below are the services provided here at Southridge. 

    • Executive Functioning Lunch Groups
    • One on One Mentoring
    • Character/Self Esteem
    • Parent Resources
    • Parent Referrals
    • Parent Information Events

    How Can Students Benefit from CIS


    • Students who need tutoring or help with completing homework
    • Students who need academic encouragement and support
    • Attendance: Students who are not coming to school

    Social Service Needs:

    • Students who need: school supplies, clothing, and food


    • Students who could use support in the following areas:
      • Self-Esteem
      • Social Skills
      • Anger Management
      • Dealing with a family crisis


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